Actually, I think we're all happy "2013" is finally making an exit. But the best part is that we've got a brand-new, unused model (so far, it's still got the sticker on it) coming up that we can make into anything we want.
Most folks have already made resolutions ... and, in about a week, some of them may begin to wonder why they haven't worked out. They think resolutions, like the money that bill collectors hound us for, must be due immediately, and transacted in full!
But it doesn't work that way. Y'see, it's a two-sided word: On the one hand, the noun "resolution" comes from the word, "resolve", which means "determination"; on the other hand, the computer version of it means "clarification".
So if we can clarify our desire, and work at it with determination, we're there! But, remember: it doesn't happen overnight ... ya gotta keep workin' at it until that desire becomes a reality!
Sometimes, they're not fulfilled because we tailor our resolutions to fit the little "comfort zones" we live in - the repetitive thoughts or actions we're used to. Remember the old saying, though (it's on pg. 238 of the Old Sayings hymnbook):
"If you always think like you always thought, you'll always get what you always got!"
I think it means "always".
So, this year, I'm calling for a Resolutionary War! Gettin' out from under the blanket of that comfort zone, taking a few calculated risks, and, even if we're feeling a bit like a fish outta water for a moment or two, going for it if it's honorable!
But we've still gotta be patient while these resolutions take hold. That's the hardest part.
But if you really, really want those rezzies to work, then throw back the covers of your comfort zone, get outta that bed of familiarity and rattle them pots and pans of positive movement!
And you can shake-rattle-&-roll yourself through a dynamic 2014!
With that in mind, I wish for all of you the best for the New Year (and the 364 that follow it). Now ...
C'mon, 2014 - show us what you've got! We're ready for ya!!
That being said for this special-edition of TMC, I'll see ya on day 1 of the New Year. So ... stay tuned ...