As the year closes out and my facebook news feed is plastered with reminiscings of 2015, everyone seems to also include their well wishes and hopes for 2016. Which is all nice and wonderful, but my issue with this is that shouldn’t we be well wishing and thankful for what we have year round and not just for one or two weeks at the end/beginning of a new year? The notion that a new year should mean we better ourselves isn’t a bad one, but why wait for the new year? Fix the issues you have when you realize you have them!
There’s a quote I’ve always found amusing: “Don’t wait – procrastinate now!” It’s the same concept even though it’s opposing what I’m encouraging if that makes sense. Along the same lines, people always try to stay in touch around the holidays. As if Christmas and New Year are the only times we think of these people we care about. How absurd! I admit, my lifestyle does pose some issues with how frequently I keep in contact with the people I love. But I still attempt to talk to them year round. And by talk, I really mean text, facebook stalk/message/post, or emails mostly. But just a simple text that says ‘hey’ usually gives a person those warm fuzzies that makes the extra seconds you took out of your day (and not just on a holiday) seem all worth it.
It’s been a good year. And of course I want the next year to be even better. But how much better would our lives be if we reflect on the awesomeness that is life and people and what we have on a regular basis? Just sayin!