A new year is upon us. What will we do with it? Will we squander the time allotted to us, or make the most of each day?
To quote John Lennon – “Life is what happens to you while you’re making other plans.” And “…another year over and a new one just begun….”
When we are young (very young), it seems we just want to grow up- those milestones we want to reach, just seem to come ever so slowly.
But, now that some of us are of a certain age, time is fleeting- it zooms past each milestone, and it seems there are less and less milestones to conquer.
Jim Croce’s song, Time in a Bottle, takes on a different meaning now, at least to me, than it did back in the 70’s. “But there never seems to be enough time to do the things you want to do, once you find them…..”
Don’t we all wish we could save time in a bottle.
But with time, comes a greater appreciation for things, those goals you’ve reached, the lives you’ve touched, or the people you have crossed paths with along your life’s journey.
Living here in the country for the past 15 or so years, I’ve gained a greater appreciation for the little things, and some big things too!
I appreciate the hard work that goes into farming. The work ethic of generations of farm families is to be admired.
I appreciated the weather, good or bad, and how nature works, from the ground up. All things I have known, but never really appreciated, until I was in the midst of it.
Looking back, like many people, there may be a few things I wish I had done differently or knew then what I know now. But life is a process – a series of lessons, that we may or may not learn from, that makes us who we are today.
So, as we enter 2023, on this first day of January, let’s hope that we cherish each day, make the most of each day, try not to let the news of the day get us down.
Take a walk in nature, read a good book, hug a friend, parent, child, or grandchild, offer a helping hand, be kind, and take each day as it comes.
Here’s to a great 2023!
All is well, at Mountain Meadows today.