Here we are – looking at the sunset of another calendar year, a change of the chapter if you will, according to most people, as I’m sure not everyone follows the same calendar. Well…….they do if they run according to the rest of the world, but you know what I mean.
There are times I wonder why we have things such as clocks, watches, calendars, and the like. I think sometimes these inventions caused way more stress than they relieved, as everyone is worried about how long it takes to get somewhere – how much time is left before a deadline – even how long a doctor says someone has to live. Time seems to weigh heavily on a lot of people’s minds, but here’s the thing – it’s all in perspective.
Remember when you were in school, and time seemed to drag on, yet summer vacation was over in the proverbial flash? Remember how you toiled through your work day/week, just waiting for it to be over, but then the free time/weekend/vacation was over just like that? Yep……..all in perspective. If you keep telling yourself that something will be here soon, then it will. If you convince yourself that a month is a very long time, then it will seem like that. I think that’s a little trick I’ve learned over the years.
2015 has been a year of adventure, a year of reconnections, and a year of epiphanies. I reconnected with many friends from my high school days, and kept in contact with as much family as I can. I’ve been building my spiritual relationship with God, and learning that in life it’s the intangible things that mean way more than the tangible ones. I’ve come to terms with my surroundings and the limits and roadblocks that have been there all this time, and how to sometimes be able to sidestep them. I’ve gamed old-school and new-school, and rediscovered my love of pinball machines. I’ve actually been writing more, and thinking up some new ideas, as well as learning to make videos for my YouTube channel.
So what are my plans for 2016? Just taking it one day at a time. As has been said, live for today – let tomorrow be it’s own problem.
This is a good rule to live by, because as much as you want to plan for the future, every day is a new blessing and one not everyone has it, so tomorrow is never set in stone. Live for this day, and make it as wonderful as you can. Sometimes it’s the little things that can make the day a wonderful thing, so always look for those.
I do want to go out and about more, since I am inside of a building of some sort or another most of the time. I used to go exploring about a lot more than I do now, so I need to rectify that little issue. It’s not that I can’t – I just haven’t gotten around to it yet. Like one of my friends told me years ago – stop making excuses not to do something – just go out and do it!
I have no idea what the future holds, but each day I will be thankful for it, and then make each one the best I can make it. I hope you all do too. Peace to all.