An optimist stays up until midnight to see the New Year in. A pessimist stays up to make sure the old year leaves.
~ Bill Vaughn
I always get flustered as each year turns. This year is no different, and may even possibly be worse than normal. 2011 was certainly interesting around the old Bloggybirdery. Many plusses, lots of stay-the-courses, and certainly one last-minute event that could be looked upon from either an optimistic or pessimistic viewpoint, depending on the moment and the angle of shadows or light across the day.
Dan is recovering from lung surgery. Slowly.
I’m relieved. Joyously.
While you are all—perhaps—wildly making New Year Resolutions, may I offer this thought? Instead of worrying over lists of things to improve upon, I’ve decided to locate one word to incorporate to define how I’ll view the the coming year.
I offer that finding your word for the coming year is well more fun than making lists of deprivation and strident improvement.
Here’s my word for 2012: Certainty!
According to Voltaire, “Doubt is not a pleasant condition, but certainty is absurd.”
I don’t mean to contradict the likes of Voltaire, but still … Au contraire!
With certainty, I welcome the New Year, with its promise of more turns and twists than a Hitchcock mystery—how fun is that? With certainty, I give myself over to the Joy! of another year with all its promise of new adventure and blissful life.
I like my word. I placed my new word over my desk. It’s my Word!
If you were to have a word, what would yours be?