may your 2013 be blessed!
Well, it’s here again…New Year’s Eve! The night when party revelers ring out the old year and ring in the New Year with champagne, family and friends, kisses at midnight and plenty of resolutions for the coming year! For me, it’s a cancerversary and looking back at last year, I realize how far I’ve come. http://misifusa.wordpress.com/2012/01/01/a-new-year-a-new-decade-welcome-2012/
Last year at this time, I was full of happiness as I’d lived 10 years since diagnosis of breast cancer. I was very excited for the coming year as I was sure it would be full of happiness ~ for hadn’t I suffered enough in the last 10 years? But it didn’t turn out as I’d planned at all for 2012 for in astrology terms, being the year of the dragon, http://misifusa.wordpress.com/2012/08/21/hope-in-the-year-of-the-dragon/ it was going to be a bumpy ride…and it surely was for me.
So today, which happens to coincide with my Mom’s birthday, another first without my Dad since he passed 6 months ago, will be a bittersweet and grateful day for me. I am grateful that my sister AAngel and I can spend the day with my Mom, lunching at her favorite restaurant, and just enjoying the fact that we are all healthy and together ~ and able to celebrate with her. However, it is bittersweet because last year, my parents insisted that we begin the new year with a family brunch to celebrate my 10 years so on January 1st, our entire family met for brunch. We plan on meeting again tomorrow, but it will be sad without my Dad because we’ll officially be starting the year without him.
I’m not one to make resolutions since quite frankly, I break them. The strain of making resolutions to last a year is too much for me. On the flip side, I believe that we can begin new habits and break old ones everyday since each dawn ushers in a new day in which to begin again! It’s not so much this monumental “I have to make resolutions” as it is, this habit needs to change today and because it is a new day, a new moment and new dawn, so shall it be.
So it is with peaceful resolve that I begin this morning…grateful as always to awaken to a new day, and excited to see what gifts will be showered upon my soul today since it is a bit of a celebratory day. After lunch, tonight we will host and gather some of our family to celebrate another good year’s ending and the birth of a new year as well.
I want to thank each and every one of you for reading my blog, for commenting on it and for your sweet thoughts, prayers and support this year. I am so grateful to all of you and I appreciate our connections and community!
I wish you a year filled with much
love, understanding, support, health,
wealth, joy, laughter and happy memories.
May your burdens be light, May your smiles be plentiful and
May you feel blessed every morn’ when you awaken!
(yes, I made up the above).
Shine On in 2013!