Thursday, December 31, 2009

Ring in 2010




Are we all just in awe that it is 2010?
I know we all want to say it has come too fast.
Where were we as the years flew past us?
Were we present in our own skins or too busy being busy to notice until we pulled up our heads to take notice?
2010- just rolls off the tongue doesn't it?
So what is your assessment of the past year?
Some years are better than others.
Then again some weeks are better and in some weeks, some days are better.

As 2010 comes knocking on the door I think the latter part of 2009 was pretty darn good compared to July 2008-July 2009 our year from hell.
One of those years I do not want back.
But-
This I have learned over the past 50 plus years.

Life does go past fast.
It is not a dress rehearsal.
You will have good times and you will have bad times.
It is a roller coaster ride with highs and lows.
There is never enough time in a day, week, or even year.
And-
The following things are important.
Liking your family and friends as much as loving them.
Being able to forgive little stuff.
Health.
Your idea of wealth, because wealth comes in many forms and colors.
Happiness, not something you have everyday but your ability to recognize when you have it and that it is not something someone else gives or makes for you.

I don't believe in New Years resolutions, they are always promises made to be broken.

I do believe that I would like to make my own life better and in doing so hope to touch others.
So for 2010 I hope for my usual:
World peace.
Hope.
Love.
Random acts of kindness.
I still believe that most people are good at heart, let's prove it.

5 comments:

Linda Starr said...

great one Meredith, the best to you and your family in the coming year. just last night I was thinking how did I get to be so old so quickly.

jimgottuso said...

ditto meredith, i believe that contentment is wealth and it's much easier to be content than to be happy. 2009 was a great year for making pots and connecting through the internet to the ceramics community at large. it was not a good year for my feet but all things must pass and i imagine some day they'll be better. it is hard to believe that the aughts are over though... who'd a thunk in the last decade i'd have become a dad, wow! happy new year

traceybroome@mindspring.com said...

Amen, girl!

HENHOUSE POTTERY said...

Happy New Year, Meredith! May your next year be filled with all the wonderful things you certainly deserve.

Gary's third pottery blog said...

happy new year :)