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Sunday, January 1, 2012

Happy New Year

I'd have to say that the past two weeks have been hectic at best.  Now given the range of things that people experience around the holidays, "hectic" isn't all that bad in the grand scheme of things.  Yes, there are some things I could do without...the annual ritual of major car repairs for example (last year:  oldest daughter's car; this year middle daughter's car)...but ya know what?  It's the "things" in life that actually matter the least anyway.  Besides, I'm sure Phil Vullo & company don't view the "major car repair" thing to be all that bad from their perspective.

Perspective:  yes, in the end, it's all about one's point of view anyway.  The "what" is basically everything I suppose.

As I am sitting here thinking about 2012, there are some of what I would call "tactical" things I want to accomplish, but that kind of list is for another time and another place.  For now, my New Year's resolution is more one of perspective:  namely to keep it.  At my worst I sometimes get almost overcome in the minutiae of whatever is happening in the moment.  It's kind of like my head is underwater...but yet it's because I am sitting in the water and the overhead water is just a wave.  The trick, at least for me, is to remember at those moments in 2012 that:

a) the waves always pass
b) worst case I can simply to chose to stand up & let the wave pass under (instead of over) my head

Easy to remember, but more difficult to apply.  But hey, the important stuff is seldom easy in life, now is it?  What matters is that we can always try, as long as we are alive and kicking (segue to video...).

Here's to having perspective as we all stare down a new year.

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