Saturday, December 17, 2011

Christmas Again?

What happens to the months in between December of one year and December of the next? I suppose a lot can happen...good and bad. Or you can waste an entire year as I did. What did I waste it on? Worrying about this and that...what was going to happen financially, my children and grandchildren, my health, my life...or lack thereof. Just a lot of worries about this and that over the year. And when I worry, I become a hermit. Safe in my own little cocoon. Nobody can bother me here. And I bother nobody.

So that is what happened to my 2011. I am not going to let it happen to my 2012. I am busting out of this cocoon and telling the world..."Here I Am" (sung just like Barbra Streisdand's Fanny Brice in Funny Girl...with gusto and a great voice).

I'm not going to bother with another resolution list. Oh those scare me. If I want to fail at doing something, all I have to do is put it in my New Year's Resolution lists. I have lived many years and seen many lists -each crumbling with age but not an item checked off. I really think it was the devil who invented those horrible things.

I am just going to be present in 2012. Mindful in 2012. Not mind-numbed. That't my simple plan. Do you have a plan...or do you do lists?

Since my new mindful and present life doesn't start in 2012, it starts right at this second when I finish this post...I think I should get to it. I wish you a Mindful and Present Holiday Season and a New Year that you can shout from a rooftop, a masthead of a ship, or even from your kitchen window ...."Hey Mr. 2012, Here I Am"