The Thought I Woke Up With #241


Smallees and Biggies

Just reflecting on it … don’t you think it a bit odd that we so enthusiastically celebrate the death of a year? It’s like we can’t wait for its demise; 10, 9, 8, 7, 6, 5 … die already … 5, 4, 3, 2, 1 … Yeay!!! Finally … it’s dead!

Happy New Year! Hugs and kisses all around. This is going to be a good one! This year, I tell ya brother! This one’s gonna be like WoW! Right? Yeah! Another champagne?

And what about poor old year just gone? Pft! Good riddance. That old cow brought nothing but work, bills, arguments, hurts, early mornings, wash the car, clean the house, pick up after the kids, put up with the ingrates call ‘emselves friends …

But you! New Year! Everything will be different. Love, joy, health, wealth and happiness! Yessir, this IS the one! So come on in, come, come, hurry. Allow me to embrace you and forget the one just gone.

And so it goes. Year after year. Wish. Hope. Glass of champagne. Happy New Year, and back into the grind. Except for those few hours of hope and anticipation, not much changes, for the most part.

Sure, there are certain milestones in life; falling in love with that significant other, new job, buying a house, a car, a holiday of a lifetime, that kind of thing, but none of it lasts. These things are but like brief candle flames in the cold winds of life.

Does that sound like I’m bumming you out? Dear reader? And on new years day too. How inconsiderate of me!

But you know, I’d rather that than be part of the ego cheer squad. Indeed it’s been a while since I have been, part of the ego cheer squad. Truly, it’s an ugly place to be once you see it for what it is.

Instead, dear reader, take something in your life that you’re not happy with. Something that you feel you’d rather be without, and decide to remove it from your life, or change it into something you believe you will be happy to live with.

It doesn’t have to be anything, like, you know- huge! Although in reality, there is no order of difficulty when it comes to decision-making perse, all too often we make it seem as if there is. That however is another story.

So take something small dear reader, and change it. See how it feels. Then take another “smallee” and change that bugger too.

Life comes across as a series of choices— some are smallees, others come across as biggies. In reality, they’re all same.

What will make this year way, way different? A bunch of smalee’s eradicated and maybe a biggie or two given a makeover.

Good luck and happy reshaping.

Until tomorrow,


The Thought I Woke Up With #241

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