“The only failure is not to try.” ~Debbie
“Success is a ‘try’-angle.” ~Debbie
I slid into 2013 from a very hectic and rewarding ending to 2012. Jamie Lee Curtis was on television discussing her new children’s book. I fell in love with the book’s title, becoming my resolutions for 2013 — a year of “firsts.” Giddy with the possibilities swirling in my head, common sense negotiated on a minimum of six. As always, the unpredictable elements of having SPS & brittle diabetes is a hovering storm cloud over my sunny dreams, but it makes for an interesting life. (!??!)
Balance was key in selecting my goals — physical challenge, mind stimulation, spiritual growth, life experience. January quickly passed working on a physical challenge. SPS unpredictability makes completion a Vegas bet. “The only failure is not to try.” On a friend’s invitation, I was introduced to an unexpected mind stimulation. I absolutely love it and look forward to future meetings, the possibilities.
I hope to explore some cultural avenues. Sharing a mutual love for the outdoors, a playing in the dirt buddy asked me, “Why?”
My answer was, “Life is a buffet. I want to taste different things.”
Recently I bought a very unique hourglass. It is fascinating to watch the sand slowly sift in the beginning to a rapid sinkhole as it empties. With a flip, I can watch it empty again. Life is not an hourglass. I do not get a second flip when the sand empties.
I am excited and a little anxious about this year — “tries, sighs, and high fives.” In an evening celebration, I turn on an oldies music channel on the television and light a scented candle. I fire up the grill to cook steak, medium well coupled with a salad. Toasting life, my life, I take a sip of a great Merlot, thinking about where I have been and where I am going.
As 2013 unfolds… “step by step; day by day.”
“To get through the hardest journey we need take only one step at a time, but we must keep on stepping.” ~Chinese Proverb
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