I think NYE is one of those great moments where everyone in the world experiences the same thing, well maybe just this one little feeling in the pit of there thoughts/stomach (I am positive it has nothing to do with the bubbles of champagne). When the ball drops and the fireworks go off we all hold our breath for that one magical moment when your whole world can change, or better yet we can change.
What is it about the new year that makes us think that everything can change. I personally think that we make our own new years day on whatever day we want, our birthday, a random tuesday. Its just a day right? I mean it doesn't hold any special powers, the universe doesn't automatically reboot and we all get to start over. I mean it took a long time before folks adopted the Gregorian calendar, Venice in 1522 and Thailand in 1941.
But you know, deep down I am a sucker for second chances, do-overs, and even magic. I wish on shooting stars (actually I would if I have ever actually seen a shooting star). Every holiday, solstice, eclipses I hold my breath and hope that something great will happen. I know that deep down the magic is in all of us (duh I am a child of Disney). That every day we wake up and decide rather or not we make that change that we want in our lives. It takes small steps and sometimes great leaps of faith (or whatever you want to call it).
So as for me I cross my fingers and wish that everything will work out just the way it is supposed to. I hope every day that people will not be angry and treat everything with as much love as possible. I realize that in order for this to really come true that people have to actually love themselves and treat themselves with as much respect as they wish others would treat them and I questions everyday if that is actually possible. I also hope that I will make the right choices and never look back and just hope that deep down I will always do what is best, it may not be the best choice at the time, but there is this wild and crazy plan that the universe has so one day everything that looks upside down will be right side up.
So as we all look upon this new year with hope here is a toast to you. In the New Year, may your right hand always be stretched out in friendship, never in want.
Oh and maybe just maybe I will see my first shooting star in 2011.
Till next time -