A New Start for a New Year

Christmas lights in marinaGood Evening, God!

New Year’s Eve . . . and I am smiling in anticipation of a New Year . . . yet another chance to molt and explore other options. Yes, of course, I do realize that I can make changes at any given moment. I don’t have to wait for New Year! But, with the tradition of New Year’s “resolutions,” one gets a helpful cultural push.

My wonderful husband Kit and I just finished a rewarding visit with our oldest daughter — who is one of my very best friends. I made the most of our time together! I have listener genes — as well as talker genes — and Suz and I outdid ourselves in the number of words spoken and heard.

And Kit outdid himself by suggesting that we three go up to the Top of the I (the 25 floor of the Ilikai overlooking the harbor) for dinner last night — the night before Suz left. That is what Kit and I  did the night before the Honolulu Marathon and he wanted to share the experience with Suz. She  was touched and delighted!

It was a lovely evening and it has been mostly a lovely year for us. But it has also been a very full year. And what I want now — more than anything else — is to lavish time and attention on Kit and on myself.

So I have canceled my regular activities and outings for the first two days of the year. I will stay home and see/discover what sorts of things might constitute lavishing attention on myself. I am suspecting that some of the things will surprise me as my definitions of self care are starting to morph.

So thank You, God, for 2015 and for new insights for 2016. Please help us ALL make better choices . . . in caring for ourselves and others!

 

 

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