Happy New Year… a few days late but the year is still young.
The lines, “As I playback now, the tape of the year / Its not where I thought we’d be, still not where I feared” from the song above, “3 Days Till Next Year” by Keith Ward, is fitting for how I am feeling today.
Just like many people, there were too many things that I didn’t do. Too many things that I took for granted because I was worried or simply complained about life not going the way I wanted.
January 1 gives all of us a symbolic moment to “replay the tape,” but what matters more is what we will do today. And it is not the big things that we should focus on but as the song says, “Remember that friend, that you meant to call.” We let too many small moments pass by, too many letters or emails not sent, smiles kept hidden and then wonder why the past year feels just like the last; filled with regrets.
Life is going to happen. Whether I complain or accomplish a new goal. January 1, 2014, will allow me another moment to replay the tape. I am striving to have that tape filled with friendships, great moments, and new adventures. But most importantly, not matter what struggles life might have in store for me, to have a year filled with joy and love.