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Welcome Home Weary Pilgrim!
Hey Happy 2016!
Heard that a lot, eh? What's it mean anyway? To some it's sincere, but to most westerners, it's just another thing to say at this time of year cuz that's what everyone's saying. Not a lot unlike New Year's Resolutions, which we'll not only break, but completely obliterate months before we even get used to writing 2016 on checks and stuff. (in other words: like before the middle of January)
The only resolutions that will ever work for 95% of humanity are the ones not prompted by the begining of a new year, new job, romantic relationship or any out side pressure from peers; It's gotta be because it's something WE really want more than anything else. And if we have to wait for the onset of a new year to implement it, it only means we really want to savor to the very last possible moment, (January 1st) the very thing we say we want so badly to change, and that within a week or so, we'll be making excuses to ourselves why "this is just not a good time" or some other rosy sounding, but lame excuse that would insult the intelligence of an baby Orangutan.
Nah! If we really wanna start (or stop) something that we would consider to be positive and life changing, the time to do that is always now. While the preacher in me would love to take that as an intro and reach for my old "flat black 66," I hereby resist the temptation to kick into preacher mode, and keep this on a secular level. :o) Ha Ha!
Instead, I invite (heck, let's make that challenge) you, to do that thing that you know will be a "positive," totally irrespective of any date on the calendar. You don't even have to tell anyone about it. (If you're sincere, don't worry; folks will not only notice, but they will tell you!) :o)
Practice more, listen to others more, (most folks don't care how much you know, as much as they wanna know how much you care) smile more, etc. There are a zillion things you can implement into your life without "sounding a trumpet before you" (in other words: Never announce our resolutions; they make us look like idiots when we break'em!) Private lifestyle changes, on the other hand, can make tremendous differences in our lives as well as the lives of those around us.
Yeah, and for what its worth: Happy, Blessed and Prosperous New Year to all you dear folks!
and don't forget to:
Make a Joyful Noise!