Monday, December 31, 2012
Another year has run it course and had it way with us, and is speedily trickling away. The bottom-line bean-counter types say now is the time to tally up. Make an honest assessment of the situation. Add the pluses, subtract the minuses. Get a perspective on your personal progress.
Hmmm. Well, why not? I've never listened much to such folks, but you never know…for once they could be onto something. I'll have a go.
I'm no richer. No wiser. Nor a whit more talented.
[Excuse me a minute, I have to go down the hall to check this out.………………Okay, I'm back.]
Nope, I looked in the mirror. No better looking, either. Didn't think so. Just the same old mug. Dang!
I am a birthday older—but I quit counting that as a positive once I'd turned 21.
On the other hand, I'm still on the sky side of the grass, which in my book is the positive that trumps everything. Moreover, I don't yet need to wear adult diapers, can clip my own toenails, and regularly feed myself soup from a spoon without dribbling any more on my shirt than I did at age 21…even less, in fact, because I now often do the wash and know how difficult is to get those greasy spots out of cotton fabric, so I'm more careful eating.
I also know God, Myladylove, my daughter, and Moon-the-Dog all love me, in spite of my countless faults—and I truly love them all right back with all my heart.
And speaking of hearts, my own received a new metronome this May which has made a world of difference—starting with the obvious fact I'm still here to witness another passage from one year to the next. For that I'm grateful beyond words.
Though I won't bore you with their itemization, let me just finish by saying my 2012 personal checklist is simply awash with positives, overflowing with good stuff, bounteous with blessings. And that handful of "didn't get" negatives are too few and too unimportant to be worth thinking about.
HAPPY NEW YEAR!