The start of a new year is drawing nearer each passing moment ...
tick tock, tick tock, tick tock ...
and what are the types of things we're so determined to stand firm on next year?
Are we convinced that this is the year we'll lose those pesky ten (maybe more like twenty) pounds gained over the holidays?
Is it decided that we'll make more time for ourselves, our children or our spouses?
Become a better friend, a more caring sibling or a considerate neighbor?
Whatever it is that you're hoping, wishing and dreaming about for 2010, there is little consolation that these things don't happen on their own. These things must take on a life of their own and more than just a slight modicum of effort on ourselves for it to materialize.
Thank you friends, family and e-samaritans for unfailing support, renewed energy and exemplifying the magnitude an act of simple human kindness can impress on a person.
Wishing everyone out there a safe and Happy New Year! See you in 2010!!