Taking my ratty 2017 calendar down and thumbing through the months is a time for reflection. The charity and minor hockey raffle tickets I purchased in support with draw dates long gone and no phone call. The receipts for my hair appointments paper clipped to the side and the dental appointment cards to be moved into next spring.
Never mind resolving to lose the muffin top; that’s important sure, but instead I take stock of where I am and who I am.
I’m thankful that the close call to someone I love was left unanswered and he came back from the precipice to be with us.
I wave goodby and wish those well who unceremoniously unfriended me when I didn’t fit in with the changes they made.
I embrace the new opportunities and friends that showed up at the same time this year. Both enrich my life.
I feel blessed.
It’s a time for reflection as I hang my 2018 calendar up and as a dear friend once said to me “make new plans, Susie”. I am, and in doing so I have good reason to cherish the company I keep.
Happy New Year, my friends. I wish you all the best.