Ready or not – another year looms in front of us – which also means another year is behind us.
The question is – what will you do with this New Year – this 2015?
I am not a New Year’s resolution sort of gal. I have found that my resolutions – as great as they may sound – are too far-reaching – and in the end I am more disappointed with myself for falling short – once again – of the demands I have placed on myself.
There are no resolutions this year. No lose weight, no write a blog a day – no take a picture a day – none of that has even crossed my mind.
There are only the promises I have made to myself to be a better person. I can be kinder, I can be more loving, I can be more understanding, I can be less judgmental, I can be me. A better version of me – but me.
I spent a portion of yesterday (New Year’s Eve) afternoon at Ft. Rosecrans National Cemetery. There was a woman and her little daughter, both wrapped in blankets, sitting in lawn chairs beside the grave of a fallen solider. The grave was new – so this woman’s loss was new – our nation’s loss was new.
My heart ached for her loss – for her pain – for her suffering. It was in that moment that I realized I needed to live my best life, and it was in that moment that I made those promises to myself to be kinder, to be more loving, more understanding.
People are suffering every single day. They survive things I can only imagine. They beg for food – for money – for clothes. They live in boxes. People face Cancer, Alzheimer’s. They die in War…
I know I won’t be perfect every single day, I know I will make mistakes. Still – I’m going to be a better me.
How about you?