Thursday, January 01, 2004

Happy New Year to all.

I will be very happy once the holidays are over. I've never gotten the whole hype of New Year except for New Year's Eve on 1999, so I don't have much to offer in mentioning its passing. Personally, I tend to think that we shouldn't really look at it as a New Year, but as another year. New implies that one has to start over. And a lot of people disappoint themselves when they find that a new year isn't necessarily a new them. It is just another year to continue or correct the path that we are on, inside the same person that we always have been. We are another year more wise. Another year more experienced, and another year more familiar with ourselves and those who surround us. We may use this change of date to ask ourselves if we are closer to who or where we want to be, but shouldn't attempt to uproot our entire way of thinking and doing in hope that it will win us the perfect life. It won't. In fact, that will thwart you, because only you know what is best for you. And though understanding that may be currently in progress or undiscovered, or even avoided by those who are not ready to trust themselves to be a leader and not a follower in their lives, we all know what works best for us. And we also know what quirks and habits we must shake hands with and call a truce within ourselves in order to work around them. This takes more than the passing of a year to do so.

A new year is simply another tie in the railroad track, whereas we are the train moving full steam ahead.

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