Thursday, December 29, 2011

Every Day Holds Promise


I confess that as each New Year approaches I get excited at the Promise it holds.


Each New Year seems like a Fresh Start and that's how I always view it.


And it causes me to forget the reality that EVERY DAY holds equal Promise!!!


And is an opportunity for a Fresh Start!!!


We don't have to wait until a whole New Year rolls around... and yet, sometimes we do, don't we?


Instead of recognizing that each Morning holds Promise and Possibilities every day of the year... be it this year or the New one rolling in on January 1st.


I always forget and neglect to make my Resolutions Daily... and so very often I wait until the beginning of a New Year to get busy with those things that I resolve I'll attempt to accomplish... 


I very often wait to set new Goals, Visions and Plans in motion at the start of every New Year rather than every New Day!


And as I pause and reflect upon that... well, I wonder WHY???!!!!!!


Why do the majority of us tend to do that?  Because I know I'm not the only one.


Many people I know are talking about the Hope of the New Year bringing brighter and better things and intend in setting their New Year's Plans and Resolutions in motion after January 1st.


At Midnight on New Year's Eve we'll all Celebrate and get excited at the Promise the New Year might hold and that we Hope it will.


And though there's absolutely nothing wrong with that... it is a shame that we don't tend to feel and behave that way DAILY... at the dawning of each new day we're given!


That each Morning we don't wake up with the same enthusiasm, happiness, celebratory attitude and Hope that we do at the stroke of Midnight on New Year's Eve.


That quite often we wait to get together with those we most cherish only during the 'Special' occassions and Holidays rather than making it a daily occurrance or at the very least a lot more often.


Life is in fact something to Celebrate... to be Thankful for and enthusiastic about each DAY... and not just at the occassional times of year we mark as Holidays or Holy Days.


Yes I'm as guilty as most about waiting... and forgetting... and not being as intentional as I could be about the Promise that each New Day holds.


And since none of us knows how many Days we have on this side of Time and Eternity we really should, shouldn't we?


I was recently talking to an Old Friend about some of those we knew who are no longer with us... and how in some cases their passing had been so sudden, so unexpected, such a shock... 


We had spent time with them only days or perhaps even hours or minutes before their Time came to cross the Veil onto the other side.


And very often neither they nor we knew that Time was so short for them... that those would be their last days, hours, minutes left to be here.


And I often wonder... what would or could they have done differently had they known?


What might they have done differently THAT day before they were taken?


What priorities would have come sharply into focus... who would they have chosen to spend that precious time with... or what would they have chosen to do... what place would they have chosen to be... if they knew Time was running out so quickly?


Sometimes I do reflect upon Living each Day as if it could be the last... because it surely changes perspective, attitude, appreciation, habits & relationship to everyone and everything. 


 It makes you pay more attention... which is why today's Post Images focused on the Close-Up, the Details & intricacies of that which surrounds us... and which we so very often overlook, fail to fully appreciate, neglect and miss.


And just how many things do we daily just breeze by and miss... neglect... take for granted... ignore... fail to appreciate... forget to be Thankful for... don't take the Time for... don't realize the value of... the Beauty and Wonder of in all of Creation... don't see as part of the Promise and Gift that is Life? 


What are we, as Adults, no longer seeing through Fresh Eyes like a Child would?  What Fantasies and Dreams aren't we bringing to Life like a Child would in their daily imaginings that they act out and therefore thoroughly enjoy because it becomes their Reality and everything is Possible?


What Relationships do we need to Invest more of ourselves in and cultivate, so that those Dear Souls know how much they really mean to us and how precious they truly are?


It's not too late you know...  you can start TODAY... and so can I... 


And so, even though I certainly do wish each and every one of you a Happy New Year... I also want to wish you a Happy New Day... this Day and every Day thereafter.


Because Time does not stand still... and is promised to no-one... so make the very most of it each New Day.

Dawn... The Bohemian

8 comments:

  1. Such a beautiful thought provoking (and heart provoking) post! Reminds me why yours is one of my favorite blogs...

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  2. Hi Dawn, I guess we are all thinking a like this time of year! I stop in often to check on you but should leave you a comment to let you know. Here's to the happiest of New Years!

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  3. No kidding my friend. Each and every day is a precious gift at our (and really any other) age. I'm very thankful to have met ya here in the wonderful world of blog and I hope we have at least 50 more years to come *winks* I hope you have a blessed New Year! Vanna

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  4. Very profound post - One that I certainly can relate to. Life is short, you never know at day will be your last. I set goals for myself and live knowing that as long as I am true to myself, then everything else will fall into place as it should be. I have given up making resolutions, trying to set/meet deadlines, and living from one goal to the next. I feel this way, if it is meant to be, it will be...Life is hort, be happy and live life to the fullest while you can.

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  5. This is a lovely and profound post, Dawn! This year brought you into my life and I couldn't be happier or more blessed by that! As 2012 progresses I hope that we can get together more often for lunch or tours through Glendale's shops. I have the email address in my contacts and will surely be getting in touch soon! And, of course, our monthly meet ups at Sweet Salvage. I'll always look for you! A very Happy New Year to you!!

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  6. Beautiful post!
    Have a great day.
    Always, Queenie

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  7. Each day is a gift. Family and Friends precious. Our furry friends are precious too. Wonderful post.

    I am thinking about the new year and my path.

    Wishing you a Happy New Year. May you be blessed.

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  8. Blessed New Day to YOU, Dawn. (And I know you'll be encouraging your friend in her time of sorrow.) Both this and the newer posts are inspiring and comforting.

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