a) talked about what they learned in 2010
b) talked about what they need to do for 2011
c) wished everyone a New Year way before midnight 12/31
d) said goodbye 2010
e) have suddenly decided they need to confess something before the year ends
Honestly, it's silly. Everyday is a new day and the only people I see who vocally appreciate that are Christians, parents, or people going through hardships. Occasionally the people who find what they have been looking for give thanks for the day or God, but for the most part, the majority of people won't vocalize that they appreciate a day. We are just changing a number at the end of the year, starting back the calendar one more time while we still get to breathe. I don't need to celebrate a new year.
Especially with a party or going out and running around all over the place. I can do that any day. What I want is to celebrate this second...and this one...and this one.
I don't want to mark my life by what I can do in a year. I want to see what I can do in a day, in a month. I wish to do better every second, even when I feel really low. I just want to write, have good times, be in love and enjoy life.
When we were kids, my cousin Melissa and I came up with the silliest thing. I don't even know how it came about, but we started counting down the next minute like it was the countdown to the ball. We would countdown the last ten seconds of a minute and then say "Happy New Minute" and burst into giggles. That's was the beauty of childhood. Every moment was new and we did acknowledge that.
So what am I doing right now with 45 minute to go? Writing this anti (well sorta anti) New Year post. I'm going to go shower in a few. Maybe I will bring in the New Year with a hushed moment of rushing water down my back. Whatever I am doing at midnight, it's going to be like midnight of any other day. And I will be grateful with that.
Happy New Minute!!!