January 01, 2007

A New Start

I awoke to a nice, steady rain. The sky gray, the rains tapping on the window... perfect weather to sleep in. I lay there thinking about things in general, and one word popped into my head: baptism.

Now, I ain't exactly sure where that came from, but it did seem to fit. It is New Year's Day, after all... a new beginning for many of us. The failures and successes of the past year put behind us, replaced with new goals, new intentions... many of which will be forgotten in a couple of months. But if it's the thought that counts, as "they" say, we're all good.

In the past year, I've grown quite a bit. Not everything that I've hoped for has come to pass, but I've come to many personal realizations... I'd share them with you, but some of them don't apply to everyone. One thing I will mention, is that things do not matter. Yeah... they're nice to have, but in the end, how do they benefit you as a person? I'm not saying that possessions are bad, unless they happen to be demonic, but you shouldn't ever feel that you NEED to have things.

In this next year, there will be some paring down. Some literally, some figuratively. Some things are the usual goals folks set for themselves... lose weight, get new job, change habit, etc. Then, there are some personal challenges that I've set for myself. Not anything difficult, or unreal, but things that will give me a great sense of satisfaction to complete. I hope to stay the course...

And to you, may you and yours have a great New Year, achieving your goals and realizing your dreams.

And buy me a beer.

Posted by That 1 Guy at January 1, 2007 10:13 AM | TrackBack

nicely put. thanks tig. and much luck for achieving those goals in the coming year.

Posted by: shoe at January 1, 2007 10:57 AM

Happy New Year bro, and if you ever need a hand with those resolutions you know we all got yer back! :)

Beer on me. Name the time

Posted by: BloodSpite at January 1, 2007 11:07 AM

Happy New Year! May all your wishes and dreams come true.

Posted by: sticks at January 1, 2007 11:18 AM

I think I have the beer covered here...

Posted by: RSM at January 1, 2007 11:27 AM

You are absolutely correct...things are just that... things. As the old saying goes,"no one dies wishing they'd spent more time at the office" or "wishing they'd purchased more things". Better having someone hold your hand, be it relative or friend. Nature is the other gift man needs to replenish the soul.

May you have yourself a great New Year surrounded by nature and those who care. As for the beer,"things do not matter. Yeah... they're nice to have, but in the end, how do they benefit you as a person?" no beer :-)

Posted by: h~ at January 1, 2007 11:35 AM

Happy New Year to you my friend. May you have the strength and determination to make your year a good one.

Posted by: Contagion at January 1, 2007 12:18 PM

I am nodding with you in agreement...

paring down here too darling.

I am calling it stream- lining ...

the stuff, does not ever make up for anything else in the world

Posted by: armywifetoddlermom at January 1, 2007 12:27 PM

Happy New Year! I sincerely hope you achieve all you need and gain all you want. Here's to a VERY good year!

Posted by: Tammi at January 1, 2007 02:07 PM

Happy New Year! May 2007 be a wonderful year for you!

Posted by: Teresa at January 1, 2007 03:03 PM

Happy New Year, T1G! Sounds like you have it all worked out. As to buying you a beer? That I can do.... :-)

Posted by: Richmond at January 1, 2007 04:28 PM

Well put. Things are just things. I got rid of lots of things that wouldn't fit into my house when I moved to Indiana.

There's a beer waiting for you in Indiana. Happy New Year, Pal.

Posted by: Jerry at January 1, 2007 06:58 PM

Had one of those philosophical discussions with myself a little bit ago, and had myself a couple of realizations similar.

Life's just too short.

That beer thing sounds pretty good, though.

Posted by: Tommy at January 1, 2007 09:35 PM

We have beer here! Just sayin'... ;-)

Happy New Year!

Posted by: Bou at January 1, 2007 10:54 PM

Don't even look this way... I don't think there's a drop of ANYTHING left in a three mile radius.

I'll have to go in to town to buy you a beer!

(which I would gladly do)

HAPPY New year!

Posted by: Rave at January 2, 2007 12:35 AM

Happy New Year and best of luck on your goals.

Posted by: Smokin at January 2, 2007 04:17 AM

Happy New Year to ya and yours from me and my sweetthing. May it be a healthy and prosperous one for ya.

Posted by: GUYK at January 2, 2007 01:33 PM

Live armadillo, my ass.

Add "quit makin' up shit" to your list.

Posted by: tree hugging sister at January 3, 2007 01:19 PM