We will open the book . The pages are blank. We will write the words ourselves. The book is called Opportunity, and the first blank page is New Year’s Day. ~ Edith Lovejoy Pierce
Tomorrow is the first day of 2012. Have you got big plans? Do you make resolutions? I never make resolutions. I don’t believe in them. I guess I just feel like it’s a good way to make yourself feel let down, as I don’t know anyone who actually keeps their resolutions! Besides, that’s actually taking your whole year for granted ya’ know? That assumes you will HAVE a whole year to change. When you have a life threatening disease , you learn you may not have a whole year to change a bad habit. Or lose weight. Or to do something fun. As a matter of fact, when you have a life threatening disease you learn that some of those things don’t even matter anyway! What’s a couple extra pounds when you’re doin’ good to just still be here, fat and all? What is eating potato chips for breakfast as a bad habit, when it’s great to even be able to eat? And don’t wait until tomorrow to do something fun, cause if you feel like it today, you better do it today! So, I don’t make proclamations, or resolutions. Today is MY day. I won’t even wait until tomorrow to begin my dreaming. It really is true what they say. “Life is short.” If you have something you want to do, start now. Right this second. If you have something you need to say……say it now! If you love someone……go right this minute and tell them so. You won’t be sorry ! So instead of carpe diem, sieze the day….how about seize the moment?