Driving back from "shade" today I was thinking. Now that there is the first 24 hours of the year are nearly behind us with another 364.25 days ahead before we get to kiss the first decade of the 21st century good bye. How did you spend it? If this 24 hours was a microcosm of the next 8742 to come... how would that look?
how much of it did you spend dancing?
how many times did you laugh?
how many hugs did you give and receive?
how much time did you sit in traffic?
how much time did you spend trapped indoors working?
how much time were you afraid?
how much of it did you feel loved?
how much time sleep did you get?
did you take good care of yourself?
did you take care of others around you?
how much time did you spend with the people you love?
how much of it did you spend alone?
how much of it did you spend doing something you love?
how much of it did you spend doing something you hate?
I know for myself I would be pretty happy if the next 364 days were as wonderful as this one... it's be hard to make money, so perhaps a bit more balance is in order. Work a little, play a lot. I'd also be pretty happy if I got to spend as much time around all the wonderful folk in my life as I did in the last 24 hours. I also felt like I took pretty good care of myself slept when I needed too (although perhaps less then I should), ate pretty well, drank but not to excess, played hard, danced, laughed, did what I could to take care of others... and generally had a pretty damn good time.
How about you?
Now I'm not really one for resolutions... but I do have some plans. Things I want to learn and or accomplish this year (I'll keep them to myself for now ;) that way if I don't make it I'm only beholden to myself). I'd also like this year to have much more love and less loss and pain. Just sayin.
So what do you wish for in '09?
This year starts with more hope then I have felt in a long time... in a lot of ways. Be awesome to yourselves and each other... and go forward with <3 <3 <3 hope to get to see all of you (especially the ones I didn't this last 24) very soon and very often.
<3 to all,
P.S. also crossposted from Machina_Candeo:
A late xmas present for all our friends... check it out right here
And from all of us... here's wishing you a very good new year and all the best for '09