Tuesday, January 10, 2012

Food for Thought (And by Food I Mean Dessert, Of Course)


While packing away the holiday decorations, I started thinking about the how we usher in a new year – lots of hoping and resolution-making going on. We follow the same traditions each year, but the years don’t turn out the same. Some years sparkle like stars overhead, others smack you ‘til you see stars.

Some things we have no control over. All we can do is hope for the best. Only, we don’t always figure that out. We go and put all kinds of energy into trying to change those things anyway. We might as well be trying to teach a seal to tie shoelaces.

And then there are plenty of things we can change, but we get so caught up in hoping and wishing, we forget to actually do something.

The tricky part is to know the difference.

7 comments:

Green Girl in Wisconsin said...

So true--we can try, but sometimes stuff is way out of our control!

Kelly Polark said...

Very true.
Much is out of our hands. I guess all we can do is make an effort and remember to work to meet our goals!

Bish Denham said...

So true. Last year was mostly a dud for me. I completely changed my routine over the holidays and so far it's paying off. One of them was to actually write down a few goals and read them every day. It's been a bit help. I've picked up the fork as it were.

Sharon K. Mayhew said...

"we get so caught up in hoping and wishing, we forget to actually do something." Words to live by. Thanks for the reminder. :)

Mary Witzl said...

I stopped making resolutions a while back. Actually, I still make them, but in a more 'Let's see how this goes' spirit -- and what I REALLY work on is backing them up with effort. The resolutions are like inspiration -- lofty and noble-sounding, but easy -- but the effort is the perspiration.

Happy New Year to you -- and let's hope that 2012 will be a lot more productive and positive for both of us.

ICQB said...

Well put! I hope I'm always like lady #3, especially when it comes to cake : )

Ara Burklund said...

Here's hoping 2012 will be a great year! : )