Saturday, December 19, 2015

Try, try again

I love the turning of the year.

I love that we look back and that we earnestly hope and plan for the future.

No matter how often we try and fail, we get up and do it again.

After Christmas is past, we'll start thinking about New Year's resolutions.  And there will always be people who mock the desire to change, who have statistics about gym memberships, and some who give good tips on making real change in your life.

It heartens me that we try again.  That after failing so many times, in our heart, we know change is possible, we know what's better for us, we know what to do, even if we don't make the best choices in actually doing it.

But first, let's take a few weeks off.  Let's think about the past.  Think about the good, the bad, the everyday.  Let go of goals and have-tos and should-haves.  Let's be at one with the year gone by and the year to come without judgement, remorse, or plans for the future.  Let's take a break from all that.

Take a breath.

Be at peace.

When we start again, know that you're not alone.  Everyone gets a second -- or twenty-second -- chance to make a change.

I'll be there with you.

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