Tuesday, December 31, 2013


Happy New Years Eve! 
May it include party hats, confetti, and noise makers! 
And don't forget the resolutions! 
Do you make them? 
Are they like this one?
I read today that 45% of us make resolutions while 38% refuse.
Also read that if you're in your 20's you have a 39% chance of success,
but for those of us over 50, our chances drop to a measly 14%.
What does that say?
So while the usual suspects top the list of the ten most popular resolutions
(i.e. weight loss, getting organized, and quitting smoking)
 I prefer these words from author Neil Gaiman's blog:
"I hope that in this year to come, you make mistakes.
Because if you are making mistakes, then you are making new things,
trying new things, learning, living, pushing yourself, changing yourself, changing your world.
You're doing things you've never done before, and more importantly, you're Doing Something.

So that's my wish for you, and all of us, and my wish for myself. Make New Mistakes.
Make glorious, amazing mistakes.
Make mistakes nobody's ever made before.
Don't freeze, don't stop, don't worry that it isn't good enough,
or it isn't perfect, whatever it is:
art, or love, or work or family or life.  
Whatever it is you're scared of doing, Do it. 
Make your mistakes, next year and forever."

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