2011 has come to a close and we are entering a brand New Year. It seems to have gone by so quickly, hasn’t it? Autumn and I would like to wish you all a wonderful 2012…Happy New Year everyone! Sure wish we could hand out those noise makers, confetti, or something. ;) May you find this year to be the happiest, brightest and best ever. So many good wishes for it be filled with good health, much joy and just everything your heart desires.This blog has been one of the happiest experiences of 2011 for us twinnies…Thank you all for making it so! Whatever way you celebrate, have fun and be safe and we are sending hugs and smiles! ~~Autumn and Gabby~~
A wish for this new year
that all you hold so dear
will shine bright and strong
and you will be right where you belong
my love and I begin with a wish so true
that those who love, do
keep the love so bright
hold on to the lovely light
that dances all around
the love that can be found
at our home we have that always …
Don’t let go,make this year the best
put your love to the test
until you know you can
Spread the love all across the land
If you love a lot
you will not
fail the test of time
make the New Year shine
My darling man and I wish you all
Happiness and not one fall …
We are so close to the New Year, time to say goodbye to 2011. A few short days and we will be saying hello to 2012…Time really does march on. Whether we are ready for it or not, you can’t slow down, go back or change time. It has me thinking of one thing as the New Year is so close to being ushered on in. First, I am pondering the whole subject of New Year’s resolutions…Why does anyone make them? Does anyone ever keep them?
Some people really do make a resolution, then get sad and discouraged when they don’t or can’t keep it. Well, you know what I am saying, right? Perhaps there really are some people who have the discipline to keep a resolution. You know the usual ones like lose weight, eat heathy, quit a bad habit, etc. Some people set goals, which is a good thing. The problem is some of these may become impossible to keep, for one reason or another.
I personally haven’t made a New Year’s resolution since 1999…What was it you ask? My husband Dave had been diagnosed with bone marrow cancer, Multiple Myeloma almost 7 months to day of January 1st. So my resolution (and his, too) was to look forward to the approaching bone marrow transplant, which would buy Dave some more time. That we would make 1999 and the years that followed really count. Dave had finished the chemotherapy, we were both very hopeful and things looked good. So we resolved to make 1999 a new start, and live each and every day the best, the happiest and to really mean something. Not take anything for granted, each other (not that we ever did) or any of our loved ones. We did silly things, fun things, things that would make good memories and I am not kidding…We lived and loved, our way through each passing day. It stayed pretty much that way, well until Dave lost the battle on May 30th of 2003. I won’t go into the details, they aren’t the issue and I don’t want to make this sad. I have written about Dave in other posts, so if you are interested you can read those.
The point that I am making, the 1999 New Year’s resolution was good and we kept rolling with that one. That was the most important New Year’s resolution of my life and I don’t choose to make another one. Nothing else will ever be that earthshattering or life changing, at least not to me. There is nothing else in the big picture for me that is cause for a New Year’s resolution. That’s me, we all are very different. It just put things into a prospective for me personally. If you choose to make your own New’s Year’s resolution, go for it I say. These are my own thoughts only and my own personal ponderings about New Year’s resolutions.
I am curious though, who really is making a New Year’s resolution? If so, please do feel free to share. Also maybe if you would like, share your own thoughts or ponderings about the whole New Year’s resolution thing. I have asked Autumn, she isn’t making one. As we agreed, all we can say is…We will keep being the happiest and best we can be!