Although it is a New Year it isn't daylight savings time yet--or at least I don't think it is already here; but I may be wrong.
It seems, that I have somehow lost track of time. When I was a child, it seemed like it was an eternity between Halloween and Christmas. I patiently watched the calendar, willing the holidays to come. It was never quick enough. Now, I am holding on to Thanksgiving, pleading for a few more days in November, before sliding headfirst into the New Year, with barely a nod at Christmas.
Where did the year go? It seems like it was just Easter. Now, it is a new year and a whole new opportunity to start all over again.
I'll not bore you with my resolutions. I'll try my best to keep them, but suspect that the 20 lbs following me around will still be there next year at this time. Still, I do have one goal that will enable me to fulfill all my others. I WILL TRY TO LIVE IN THE MOMENT.
I am resolved to live each day to its fullest, avoiding distractions and savoring what each hour brings. Like a child, I will live in the NOW. This is my promise to myself this year. If I am successful, if I am not distracted, and if I can concentrate on what is happening at any given moment, I should be able to accomplish many things.
I am hopeful about what this year will bring. I will not look beyond what I am doing at the present, looking forward to something down the road and ignoring what's happening today. I will savor the experiences at hand like a fine wine meant for sipping.
I think I will find, by doing this, that time doesn't speed by without my notice. It merely moves along at the same rate all through the year. Perhaps, I will even find myself impatiently waiting, during the time after Halloween, for Christmas to appear, just like I did as a child.