January is the beginning of a new year and the ending of an old one. It’s appropriately named after the god of the gates, Janus. Now’s when we can look back through this brief portal of time to that year we’ve just left and consider what we did or didn’t do in those 365 days. Then we can look ahead to the year we’ve entered and be excited about the possibilities of those next days yet to reveal themselves.
I love the idea of a fresh start and I wish I could tidy up the old year so that I there were no loose ends to attend to, but that isn’t how life works, is it? Life is a bit sloppy, so as I start out in this first month, when I look back through the gate there are a few unfinished items I’ll have to carry forward with me.
Here’s what I didn’t finish in 2011.
I haven’t finished writing that book the way I intended.
I haven’t read the twenty-five books I have on my list.
I haven’t cleaned the tile grout.
I haven’t written to all of my friends to tell them how important they are to me.
I don’t make resolutions anymore, so I can’t make a list of all that I WILL do in 2012, but here’s a wish list.
I wish for health.
I wish for strength.
I wish for the ability to accept, not judge.
I wish for someone to clean that tile grout.
What are you carrying forward into 2012 from 2011? Do you make resolutions? What are they? Or do you have a wish list? Share if you can and if you have any tile grout help, please send that to me.
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