Have you ever made a resolution you just couldn’t keep? If hands were raised, I’m with ya! We mean well, but for one reason (and there’s always a justifiable reason, of course) or another, we just can’t see it through. Perhaps it was made on dare, not practical, wistful to the point of being ridiculous, or maybe, just maybe, it was simply too tough to do.
Have you ever made the same resolution more than once? This time, I mean it! Only to beat yourself up a few months later when, once again, you couldn’t make it happen? Yep, been there. And it’s exactly why I quit making resolutions years ago.
However, as I scan the skies with wary eyes a winter storm descends; dusting peaks and drenching streets, the desert floor is hushed, I wonder if so too, are all the festivities planned for the annual Taco Drop? I hear the weather isn’t optimal for the Waterford Crystal Drop in the east either. Can we actually celebrate the New Year without dropping something? Will tomorrow never come unless we celebrate? Ha!
Tomorrow will come and life will go on, no matter the manner or amount of broken resolutions, or all the anxieties brought on by the business of living busy. If you find yourself thinking how fast the year flew, you’re not alone. But did you smell the roses the last time they bloomed?
If I were to make another resolution it would be to employ a conscious effort to slow down enough to smell the rain before it slaps the desert floor; to feel it on my face and save myself the time and space to write my dreams. How about you?
Wishing all a Happy New Year!