I am quoted as saying, "If, when you read the fairy tale you say that you don’t believe, then I ask you, if you do not believe in something, how can you expect to find it?” (It's true, you can find it online, really! Google it.) I guess I always felt that way about the future as well. My future. A future I worked for, cried for, wished for, earned and dreamed about. A future where I felt happy and content with my life and, more than anything, at peace. And so I welcome 2015 with open arms. I embrace the opportunity to have another year where I can love and learn and grow and watch my life really pass before me. Not however in the throes of death where I wonder where it all went, but in real-time where it unfolds moment by moment. A year, a little unpredictable, a little as expected and always precious. If, at the end of it all, someone asked me what I did with that brief, precious moment I was given that is called a lifetime, I can say that I did all I wanted and all I could. When I wished upon a star for a future it was another step towards a goal. But I never relied upon the wish to earn anything for me. That was always up to me and usually took some hard work and dedication.
So, if I were to have a resolution for 2015 it would be that. The same one I have always had. It won't be about chocolate or diets or smoking but about everything that brings peace in my life. I resolve to find and keep happiness and wish that for you as well, dear reader. May you find those things that go far beyond diets and abstinence. May you find peace and the strength and determination to do everything in your power to reach that goal. Therein lies a happy new year. Right there. I wish for you to take each moment to see that wish, to wish it, earn it and make it yours. Next year, when we are facing 2016 may it be with peace and a true sense of accomplishment in all of our hearts and lives. Happy New Year.