December 31, 2008

A new year begins in a couple of hours

Our day started off with snow. Snowing as I type this post. Any plans to go elsewhere for the New Year's Eve celebration no longer apply. Then again, my husband and I are all set food-wise. Maybe we just need a couple more fruits, but so far, so good. There is a First Night event here in our area. Maybe we'll check it out, who knows. I think I've reached that age when staying at home, cuddled against my hubby in the sofa, with Zack napping at my feet is enough. More than enough. ESPECIALLY when it's snowing outside.

When I think of how 2008 was, it was a tough year, yes, but a year full of lessons and insights. Beginning with...

Good health. Nothing really and truly matters more than this. Take care of yourself for your self. There are people who care about you. No one's invincible. Love yourself. Eat right. Exercise. Sleep properly. Be positive. Laugh often.

Family. I can't choose my relatives. But I can choose how often I see them and how much of an influence/effect they will be in my life. Like them or not, the same blood runs in my veins. They might not love me. Heck, they might not even LIKE me. But that's alright. Life goes on. I wish the same for them.

Loyal friends. This year, I saw old friends from way back when. People who I never thought I'd see again as I haven't seen them in a long time. People I thought I'll only get to e-mail, IM or text with. Then I saw them again. I had the chance to catch up on how life's been. And yes, like wine, some friendships age better.

Spread love. Not pain or heartache. Don't be remembered by other people for your harsh words and hurtful actions. Let them think of you with a smile.

Just do it. I started Red Mark Studio awhile back, but things started picking up when I stopped treating it as a hobby. When I finally took it seriously.

I've never been one to deal with things the usual way. If anything, my decisions have always been thought of as odd, questionable, unusual or at worse, just plain wrong. But it's still MY decision. And that's what I'm proud of. I deal with things in the best way that's good for me. And no, that doesn't make me selfish. I'm being true to myself. At the end of the day, I have to face myself and my conscience.

Lastly, believe in change. Yay, Obama!

So now, I look forward to 2009. Once again, so full of gratitude for the blessings already in our lives and so full of hope for blessings that will come our way.

To all of you, I wish you a healthy and prosperous 2009!


Perfectwound said...

Happy holidays to you and your family...including Zack. Good luck and wish you all the best for the new year ahead. :)

And oh yeah, before I forget...


Meikah said...

Yes, Cez, let's have a healthier, happier, richer, lovelier 2009!