When newly laundered clothes come out of the dryer, they normally have a fresh and crisp smell. They make us feel like going on as we graciously crease and fold them. We can compare this New Year of 2019 to a clean wash because we have the chance to take a deep breath and start over.
New resolutions have either been written or spoken as we vow to do better in a variety of areas. We can only hope that we can live up to these self-imposed challenges as we strive to grow and go forth.
Just like the dried clothes, we have folded the situations of the past year into neat, little piles and tucked them away. We have greater insights as we see that some things blessed us; some confounded us and some even spooked us. Yet, we continue and keep on keeping on.
We may have had to hum Gladys Knight & The Pips’ song, I’ve Got to Use My Imagination for encouragement. They sang:
“I’ve really got to use my imagination,
To think of good reasons
To keep on keeping on
Got to make the best of a bad situation….”
We realize that we have pulled on a lot of resources to get us to New Year’s Eve night when we witnessed the ball drop as the world rung in the New Year.
Those sources may have included things like the reading of spiritual literature and good books, writing our innermost thoughts on a regular basis or listening to calming music. Or maybe it was our relaxing during yoga classes and poses, dancing during Zumba classes, taking long walks by the waterfront or communicating with loved ones either in person or on social media.
Our silent helpers may have been seen and several may not have been visible to us. But, their well-wishes were heartily felt as we triumphed and closed out the old year.
So, in 2019, we start by counting our abundant blessings for there have been many. If any obstacles or hurdles present themselves on our path, we can view them as a bunch of bowling pins. They are there waiting for us in formation.
We simply pick up the right bowling ball, position our thumb at the perfect angle, take a careful aim and heave the ball towards them. And, we just might hear our cheering section scream, “Yeah for you!”
Lynn M. January 5, 2019