Happy New Year/Decade

“Don’t live the same year 75 times and call it a life.”Robin Sharma

When I sent my grandchildren a New Year’s message this morning my oldest grandson came back with his shattering reminder – “it’s a new decade.” What???

Well, c’mon, I have lived through a lot of new decades. But this is the first time it became a reality that I might not live through this one. Aha! I am going to have to take life in smaller bytes.

How can I make the time count? I’m past any point of cramming in every experience to live life to the fullest. Living life to the fullest has a different meaning. …It has a different meaning every minute. Am I do doing what I can about the world I live in? Yes, what I can – but I could do more. Am I sharing what I have and having gratitude that I have it? Pretty much, but again, I could probably do more.

i’ve never been much for resolutions so I don’t have any grand plans or goals. But I hope to be aware. I hope to learn. I hope to broaden my perspective. I hope to stop and think before I talk and walk. Less regrets, less bruises. I hope be more loving and express it more openly. And I hope to pick a ripe, juicy persimmon from my own tree.

High hopes!

I’ll leave you with my favorite reminder.

“How we spend our days is, of course, how we spend our lives.” Annie Dillard


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