I’m sure this will sound melancholy and dramatic but I felt the need to write it anyway. We took down our Christmas decorations this past Sunday. Reminiscent of me, every year, I get sad when I am taking the ornaments off the tree. There is sentimental value to many of the ornaments – gifts from friends, personalized ones for the kids, a picture of Jessie in a frame, etc. It’s not really that so much that makes me sad, it’s my thinking when I put them away. The next time I’m standing here, placing them back on our tree, what will have transpired over the year? Will my loved ones and friends still be ok? Will I? Will we still be happy here in our home/community? What will be happening in the world. See, I told you, it’d be a ‘dark’ post!
I remember when I was younger not really liking New Year’s Eve because I was afraid of what the New Year would bring. Would this be the year I lost my parents – the people I loved most in the world. I eventually got over that although I’m still not really into a big celebration on the last day of the year.
I guess the good thing is that I know I shouldn’t be so worried about what the future will bring. I am working hard at living in the moment and just being grateful for the blessings I have in my life.
Yes, worry is a total waste of the imagination.
What a great statement. Won’t take the credit for writing it (don’t know who did) but it’s something I’ve got to remind myself of more often.
I genuinely wish you who are reading this a very Healthy, Happy New Year!