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Thursday, December 30, 2010

Finale

Finale. Why is it that saying goodbye sometimes feels so good? I'm not a wisher-awayer of time. I believe in taking advantage of every single moment of our lives in a positive sort of way. But sometimes it feels like a cleansing to put things behind us. Like toxic people. Horrible situations. Family troubles. Even entire years sometimes. Which we'll all do in just a few hours. This will be my last post of 2010. It's been a wild ride for all of us, just like they all are. Ups and downs. Screaming, yelling, and bad attitudes combined right alongside smiles, pats on the back, and the power of positive thinking. Funny how they all work together to present us with the thing we call our lives.

January 1, 2011, will produce a Re-Commitment to My Own Life here. I don't see it as a resolution or one of those flash-in-the-pan sort of things. I'm not that kind of guy. I do see it as a reminder. To myself.....that there are things I need to continue to hone in my focus on. To keep on keeping on. To remind myself of my humanity, my weakness, and my goodness. I don't plan on all of the things being "done" by the end of 2011. Or even by the end of my life, for that matter. I will add to the list. I will subtract from it. It is just a good working tool to bring me back to middle ground when the days get hectic.

Bon Voyage 2010. You've produced in me some beautiful things. And you've reminded me that the ickiness of my insides can come forth if not kept in check. But I've appreciated you for what you are. The good and the bad. The curtain must come down on yet one more year of our lives. I hope I get quite a few more years ahead in my life to learn and enjoy.

9 comments:

Mike said...

Good for you for taking stock and deciding your new path of 2011. Look forward to hearing about your plans. Happy, healthy new year...

Cubby said...

Adios 2010

Ur-spo said...

May 2011 be good to you !

Alan Bennett Ilagan said...

Arnie - I would like to wish you and yours a very Happy and Prosperous New Year. I know how hard you've been working of late - especially on yourself - and that's a big inspiration and source of encouragement for the rest of us. Best of luck in the new year - can't wait to see where it takes you! - Alan

BosGuy said...

Happy New Year to you and your partner. I wish you all the best in 2011.

Ron said...

My best to you for the new year.

Wayne said...

Hope you and your honey have a great 2011!

Rick said...

May 2011 bring in the best decade for you yet! Happy new year to a life of happiness, health, joy and prosperity for you!

Greg said...

I wish both of you the best for 2011!