I’m a little amused at times by the observances some people keep – like celebrating New Years with resolutions seldom kept.
Nothing wrong with that or the desire to begin a new year on a positive note.
As a people the idea of marking days or living our lives by the clock in the manner in which it is done today was a foreign concept.
We primarily lived by the seasons and events like an equinox, as much as modern society disallows that I tend to lean in that direction paying little attention to calendars when it isn’t job or family related.
But then I don’t live in the midst of urban sprawl – perhaps if I did it would be a different story.
I rise in the morning not by the clock, but what I consider to be that palpable change in the transition from night to day that can be felt.
Always been that way regardless of how much or how little sleep I have had.
I suspect that may change as I grow older, just as the ability to do the work I do will – the natural order of things and causes no anxiety for me.
I’m not a person that takes naps, though the time will come when I probably will, just as I did when a child.
In our infancy and earliest of years we rest as part of the growth process, in our latter years we begin to rest again until we depart – a cyclic rhythm common to mankind, a part of the blueprint, and one to be trusted I believe.
Good intentions have a value, but the real value is in seeing them through, sometimes life intervenes and it isn’t possible, but all have the ability to make the effort, and making the effort also has a value.
So for those who celebrate the new year and make resolutions I hope it is a good year for you, that life treats you and yours with kindness and success in your endeavors and relationships.
Be well and stay strong.