So I figure that I should have a few resolutions in place, at least before January ends.
I've been thinking about what I want to do or change in my life - something that will make me happy, feel more creative, enrich my life in some way. I kept walking down oddly familiar corridors in my mind and then taking a wrong turn somewhere...then wondering, "Eh? How'd I end up here?"
I thought about people I wanted to be like. Places I wanted to visit. Skills I wanted to master.
Then I wondered why I waited for the New Year to start thinking about it.
So I went back to the drawing board and re-thought my theory on Resolutions.
I've decided that I'll just keep trying to do and keep aspiring to accomplish, all the different things I thought of last year. And quite probably, the year before.
The way I see it, I've been wanting to be better every day of my life. And I'm getting there.
When we were kids, we used to play a game called 'Mother, may I?'
One leader, right at the front. The other kids, on the opposite side of the room. The leader would call out a series of steps, like, "Fred, take 2 bunny steps forward" or "Dexter, 1 baby step backwards" or "Penelope, take 1 giant leap sideways!"
Each of us could move only if we remembered to say, "Mother, may I?'
Resolutions are like that I guess. Something we should enjoy doing, be it in baby steps, bunny hops, turtle crawls, roadrunner paces...progress is progress, si?
I'll see you at the finish line...but this is my own private race.
Have you started your own?
I'll lend you a few step options if you like. *whips out 'Mother may I?' instruction booklet*
That's the nice bit...when it's just you, you can stay on baby steps for as long as your heart feels like it. It's just a happy, smiling you that's waiting at the end of the line.