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Thursday, December 31, 2009
ONCE IN A BLUE MOON
Someone sent this to us, and it seems appropriate to usher in the New Year:
There is a blue moon tonight (the second full moon of a month) on a New Years Eve which is ushering in a new decade. Last time was in 1819. James Monroe was president. The next time a blue moon will appear on a new decade's New Years Eve won’t be until 2229.
2010 is upon us. Back in say, 1975, didn't it seem that by 2010 we'd all be zipping around in flying cars, and perambulating through cities on moving walkways? 2009 was a difficult year. We lost some people close to us. We got a year older, and hopefully wiser. We won some wars and lost some battles, but we never stopped trying or fighting.
It may be time for a change for us. Time is slipping by and things that we thought we would have done by now remain a distant dream. There is more to life than work. Nobody on their death bed ever said "I wish I had spent more time at the office."
So here's our New Year's resolutions: to stop and smell the ocean breeze; to do even more random acts of kindness; to exercise more and get angry less; less sugar - more fiber; to breathe deeply and to communicate better; and most importantly- to write, to write and to write, for writing is the art that warms our heart and feeds our soul.
Happy New Year dear readers, and may this year bring you unexpected joy and simple pleasures.