Happy New Year! Welcome 2014!
The advent of a new year means something different to most everyone I speak with. Some folks are so fed up with 2103 that they are thrilled to witness it's conclusion. Others express sadness and want to delay the passing of time. Several are optimists and look forward to great things in the upcoming year...
After some reflection, my official position has aspects of quite a few sentiments. For me 2013 has been an interesting year. So much good yet some not so good as well. So many things to worry about. That being said, my belief is that my best days are ahead of me. I feel this way not simply because of cockeyed optimism but because I am committed to doing today what will make me better tomorrow. Not always so easy however, at least not for me. Well, actually, very easy to say but not so easy to implement. Nevertheless, my plan is essentially to care even more about the work that I do and show people even more that I care about them. I plan to love and serve more. Also, I intend to get more sleep. I really need it.
One of the things that I have been thinking about lately is that of purpose. My purpose has become much more clear to me recently and I look forward to living with this purpose in mind going forward rather than simply chasing the things that I think will make me happy.
Remember everything happens for a reason and too much time is spent worrying about things we cannot control. I recently read that "nothing wastes more energy than worrying." Very true indeed.
I will be celebrating NYE at The Cookery with a great meal. I hope that I make it to 12 midnight to witness the ball drop in Times Square on television. It seems some years I have fallen asleep on the couch before the countdown.
I wish all of you a momentous conclusion to 2013 and best wishes for a happy, healthy, and prosperous 2014! Make great memories and cherish them.