Reflections on New Year’s Day

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I love confetti. I especially love finding confetti under a sofa cushion well after the confetti-throwing event takes place. It is a little reminder of fun times that always always always makes me smile, even when I have to clean it up. It is chaos and wild abandon. It is merry and good. In fact, my daughter has always called it “funfetti.”

Each year we normally rig up a balloon drop in our house with lots of painter’s tape and vinyl tablecloths from the Dollar Store filled with lots and lots of balloons. There are so many directions about how to do this on-line, and I highly recommend it.

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Normally we have lots and lots of hors d’oevres and desserts as we welcome in the New Year, full of promise and excitement. Another year older and another year wiser, but another year full of infinite possibilities.

I tend to concentrate on the joy of the moment instead of those ubiquitous New Year’s resolutions, as I resolve not to resolve. A resolution is admitting to myself that I didn’t get the previous year quite right and will do whatever sacrifice is necessary to get it right, such an exhausting an idea in my opinion.

This year we have lots to celebrate. Having lived through the pandemic as a covid positive family, we survived with minimal symptoms. And with two of us having had covid, we can now travel with some degree of immunity for some time period. On the road again soon………….cheers!

“…Here’s to the ones that we got
Cheers to the wish you were here, but you’re not
‘Cause the drinks bring back all the memories
Of everything we’ve been through
Toast to the ones here today
Toast to the ones that we lost on the way
‘Cause the drinks bring back all the memories
And the memories bring back, memories bring back you..”

-from “Memories” by Maroon Five

Life is good; carpe diem friends. May you have the best year ever, full of hope and possibilities.

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