It is my one year “blog-aversary”. I can’t believe I started this thing a year ago. Frankly, I’m not sure about continuing… not that I have run out of things to say, rant, sew, complain and/or outright bitch about – the topics are endless. In fact, I wish I had fewer things to write about. I wish I had a quiet life.
I wish I was healthier, that my husband was healthier, that this economy would stop strangling us. I wish people would think before they speak, be more considerate drivers and stop throwing cigarette butts out the windows of their cars. I wish dog owners would pick up their dog’s poops. I wish people would stop posting videos of their very young children singing and dancing like a stripper and thinking it is cute. I wish the political leaders of every country would pull their collective heads out of their asses and work cooperatively and constructively. I wish women would stop being their own worst enemies. I wish people were required to regularly read good books. I wish the news and TV outlets would also pull their collective heads out of their asses and go back to producing news programs with journalistic standards. I wish reality programming would be banned. Forever.
See what I mean? There is no end to it. Maybe it is a year-end thing, but I just feel exhausted keeping all the plates up in the air and spinning. (Ed Sullivan show reference.) When I was in my 20′s I used to look at the elderly (meaning people in their 50′s) and wonder how they could be so content with reading and sewing and gardening and having long, lovely dinners with friends. Now I understand. Less is so much more. Less is so much saner. Less is so much better for the heart, mind, body and soul.
I wish us all less in 2011. Less aggravation, stress and debt. Less weight, worry and fear. Less of anything that is weighing us down physically, mentally and spiritually. “Less will be heaven in 2011″ if you will. That’s my wish, and now I will blow out my one-year candle. Let’s all make a wish it comes true.