'Course, this means making a whole new list of New Years Resolutions...and there's the rub...I still haven't lost the ten pounds on my list from almost nine months ago, I seem to be as disorganized as ever, despite the annual vow to do better, and the quest to "be the person your dog thinks you are" has all but flown out the window (actually, I'm pretty sure my dog just thinks I'm the domestic help, so I'm giving myself that one, albeit on a technicality). So how would any promises I make to myself now be any different than the ones I make on regular ol' New Years Day?
I'm thinking since this is the Jewish New Year I'm celebrating, I might get a vicarious nod from the Man upstairs, a wee bit o' help from the angels above, Heaven putting it's shoulder to my little wheel of fortune and what not...
So I think I'll keep the weight loss one, the perpetual plan I have to lose ten pounds before I die, to have someone tell me, just once in my life, "Oh Honey, aren't you getting a little too thin?" (let it be noted herein that if you are the bearer of this benediction, I will, with gusto and without hesitation, kiss you right on the mouth).
Beyond that, I'm setting aside all other cliche commitments, and going for broke. With the Power that Be behind me, I'm not wasting anymore time with paltry petitions and propositions.
Instead I'll ask for Chrysalis, for wings to fly, for freedom
I'll ask for fountains flowing deep
with laughter here to drown in
I'll ask for mountains, for mountains moved
I'll ask for loved ones' healing
I'll ask for wonders and mercies new
His faithfulness revealing
And Though brash and brazen it may be
I'll ask for one last measure
I'll ask His heart
I'll ask His all
I'll ask to be His treasure
Happy New Year, Everyone,
Good luck to us all this time around.