Once again it is time to pull out the new calendars, as another year rolls by and a shiny new one awaits.
I'm not sure how you feel, but I feel really optimistic, even though I know that all that separates this year from the next is now a mere 7 or so hours.
How can that small bit of time make things different?
I guess the answer is that it is all in your head, as in fact so many things are.
The proverbial clean slate, a chance to do things a wee bit differently, and most of all to think about things differently.
That's my goal this year.
Are you like me? Sometimes I don't do things because I anticipate the worst, which is rather strange because I tend to be an optimistic person. I don't make a left turn across traffic because I may have to wait and wait. So I take another route that may be much further and out of the way.
I won't go someplace because I think it will be too crowded. I don't accept an invitation because I have to get up early the next day.
But 2014 is not the year for this kind of caution. I think 2014 is the year to throw caution to the wind. To understand that with the bad comes the good, and just because something went a certain way once, doesn't mean it always will.
And the garden teaches us that, doesn't it? A poor year for tomatoes could be followed by the best year for tomatoes. Not everything in the garden succeeds every year, but every year some things do. So we keep on planting.
And if you focus on the good, yes, it is enough.
Best wishes for 2014, my friends. I'll see you soon.