We all are being inundated with lists of the most, the best, the worst, the craziest fill in the blank of 2008. It is a time of year when we seem to collectively look back and assess the last twelve months. Quite frankly I have no patience for it.
That’s not to say I don’t see the value in looking back. We certainly shouldn’t ignore where we’ve come from. There is a lot to be learned from what we’ve done.
I want to look forward to what’s to come. I want to focus my energy on making dreams, hopes and wishes realities. I want to get excited about the unknown.
I will learn from the past, but I won’t live there. I will accept mistakes have been made, but I will let them go. I will look back on the good times fondly, but commit to creating even better times in the future.
There is so much to be grateful for, even when things seem dark at this the darkest part of the year. The light is returning, and it is important to remember that.
This day is not the end of something. This day is the leaping point for more laughter, tears, joy, friendship and love.