Happy New Year!

Besides Thanksgiving, New Year's has got to be my favorite holiday. The two really kind of complement each other, if you think about it. Thanksgiving is for recognizing and giving thanks for what we have. New Year's, in my eyes, is about taking stock of the previous year, and looking forward to the upcoming year. In looking back, it is a great way to remember the good things and let go of those that can go without remembering. In looking forward, it is about clarifying hopes and giving some thought towards realizing them.

An older friend of mine once shared with me the New Year's resolution he's been making for the passed 30 years. "Each year," he said, "I resolve to make this year better than the previous. So far, it hasn't failed." Last year, I borrowed his resolution. It seemed to work. I might just try it again this year.

While conceptually I really like New Year's, in practice it never really lives up to expectation. Perhaps big parties just aren't my style. Perhaps the evening always falls short of expectation because I don't get a kiss at midnight (which has been the case for the past 9 years (not that I'm counting)). But I guess with the new year comes new opportunity.

Anyway, I want to wish you and yours a happy, healthy, and prosperous new year!
Sunday December 31 2006File under: holidays

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on Sun 31st Dec, 2006 11:21 pm UTC trista* said:
Happy New Year right back at ya! Ke neng jin tian wan shang shi er dian jian! hahaha.
on Mon 01st Jan, 2007 05:27 am UTC Cyndi said:
Welcome home Wren!! Hope to see you soon.
on Mon 01st Jan, 2007 06:12 pm UTC Tom & Lesa said:
Best wishes to you on New Year's too!!! Last year was a great year for us & we're looking forward to what's in store for 2007!!!! Saw your Dad over the Christmas holidays --- a good time had by all (as always)! Looking forward to seeing you in the near future, but live it up & keep us informed --- love your blog!!!! Love ya and hope to c'ya soon! Tom & Lesa
on Mon 01st Jan, 2007 08:52 pm UTC Andrew said:
on Mon 01st Jan, 2007 09:42 pm UTC Wren said:
Too little, too late. But I apprecaite the sentiment.
on Tue 02nd Jan, 2007 03:24 am UTC Kay said:
Wrenners, you are so special. I had such a beautiful experience walking the labyrinth on New Years eve, when I felt the passing of time (because of course New Years is really an artifical course of events). No resolutions, just enjoying the experience of that moment on the labyrinth. Hope to get together with you to share your experiences. Love ya

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