Goodbye 2014

oWell, it’s finally come – the end of 2014.

December 31 slipped in faster than I’d hoped.

Too much living crammed into too few hours, and not enough time spent on making hopes and dreams come true.

That’s one mistake made in 2014.  I won’t broach the others.  No need. The list would be long and I’d prefer to invest my time elsewhere.

As I glance back over the past 12 months, I see success far more than I see failure, happiness more than tears, health and not illness.  2014 was a good year – a year that will launch me into 2015 upright and eager.

Things remaining on my 2014 To Do List will not roll automatically onto or into 2015. Perhaps there was a reason they were unfulfilled – a reason that needs to be explored and not ignored.

2014 will soon be little more than a bundle of memories, tangible and intangible, captured in words and pictures, thoughts and things.

2015 will see a more narrow focus – that of leaning hard into what’s important.

Funny thing is – what’s important to me probably won’t be to anyone else.


Happy New Year!  Ready or not, here it comes!

Midway Through

July 1 marks the halfway point.  There are only six months left in the year.

The remainder of the year will slip through our fingers faster than we can imagine. (I’m still shaking my head, wondering where the first half went.)

School kids have one more month of summer vacation, and, then the school year will start and the rush toward Christmas and the new year will begin.

July 1 is the beginning of the ending.

July 1 is also the beginning of new opportunities and possibilities.

Look back quickly over the past 6 months.  Just a quick look, don’t linger.  Your future is not found in your past.

Did you accomplish all you intended? Did you change all you’d hoped? Did you head in the direction desired?

Do you need a fresh start?

Today offers that opportunity to finish well.

Pick one thing from your “I hope to accomplish this year” list and make that your focus. Begin today.

31 Days Out

31 days – that’s how old this new year is.

It’s time to take inventory and see how the year is shaping up before we slip into another month.

I’ve not made as much headway as I’d hoped so it’s time for me to turn up the heat a little and get things cooking a bit faster if I’m going to accomplish all I ‘ve set my mind to do this year.

Yes, there are still 11 months to go before 2015 slips in.  But, February has only 28 days and it will be in and out before we know it.

I’m out of here…grabbing my list, checking it twice and checking off at least one thing on my important to-do list before this day ends.

What about you?  Will you use today as THE day to get back on track and heading in the right direction?