As many of you may have already realized, the year is winding down. In our excitement over holiday preparations and anticipations we sometimes overlook the year’s end until all the wrapping paper is in the trash. But there it is- that taunting line in the sand that asks the proverbial question “What have you done?” What have you done to improve your health, save money, make progress in your career, honor your commitments, help others? etc. etc. etc. All those things we promised ourselves last December.
I’m not sure why we ascribe such significance to a just another date on the calendar. It doesn’t seem like it should be any more important than the last day of the month. After all, it’s only a segment of time. And the history of our calendar reads like a comedy of errors. But….through generations of tradition we have now imbued the beginning of another year with so much meaning that it has become its own holiday.
So…my mind is going back and forth between what I did or did not accomplish this year, and what I dare hope to accomplish next year.