Sunday, January 1, 2012
Day One or One Day....whichever
I learned a lot of lessons this past year, some of them the hard way and some just by reading the blogs of others. Damn, we know a lot about each others' lives and hearts.
Most mornings this past year, it was the Dashboard of blogger that got me started on my day. I need to check on y'all in the morning, to see what's happening, to catch some optimism and gratitude and love. It helps remind me what my life is about and what I stand for.
Although I look forward to the clean slate of a new year, it is also scary for me. I've lived long enough to know how everything in my world can spin on a dime and out of control. People up and moving, dieing, relapsing, divorcing and everything in between. The scariness of it all is what pushes me into the "one day at a time" way of living. It is through my fear that I have found my biggest strength. God uses what we have I guess.
All my life, my Mother served blackeyed peas and cornbread on New Years day, until I was 21 and my first husband died and she announced that blackeyed peas were banned forever more on New Years day. I'll have to add that to my list of things I never asked her about before she died. My neighbors are serving blackeyed peas today but I've been banned from eating them and that's that.
I am wishing a fresh start for everyone of you. I say lets start with living up to our best selves on this day.
Smoochie 2012 love!!!