Monday, December 31, 2007

Why New Year's Needs a Makeover

It's really odd how the language and ritual of bringing in the New Year have become so completely cliche and hackneyed. There is positvely nothing new about it. It's what we did and said last year, and the year before and the year before that. "Happy New Year!" and "So did you make any resolutions?"

The parties and gatherings are the same--glitter, noise, drinking, noise, and the obligatory midnight spit swapping-- not 11:52, mind you, but midnight. Followed by lots of sleeping and parades and football on New Year's Day.

Doesn't it make more sense, in the true spirit of invention, to do something different each year? Why not break out of tradition, expectations, assigned holiday behavior? What better way to sincerely invite in change than by breaking out of a rut?

So, here is the big question--
What do you want to invite into your life in 2008?

And how might you declare that on New Year's day? How will you make that known in some real or symbolic way what you want for yourself in the next 12 months? First you see it, then you go after it.

So rather than raising our glasses to you, because that's so overdone, Robin and I are lighting an entire runway full of candles for your takeoff. Here's to YOU and all you are dreaming up for yourself. Yeah, get those engines running. Buckle up and get ready for an breathtaking 2008.

Thanks for being such a wonderful part of our 2007! We have had a grand time, and look forward to much more of it in the next months. Cool stuff coming. The Shrinking Violets are back on duty!

Happy New You--
Mary Hershey


Alkelda the Gleeful said...

Mazel tov!

I want to invite barre chords into my life. This is actually an achievable goal, and one that will require a lot of work with hand stretching and what-not. I have short fingers, but I shall learn to barre anyway.

Charlotte said...

I aspire to greater household cleanliness, and in that spirit spent the 31st and 1st hard at work in the "craft room" and "play room" (ie the two main repositories of stuff). I would like more order to my life.

Anonymous said...

Happy New Year, Mary and Robin!

Let's see . . .

Hhmmm. What do I invite into my life in 2008?

I suppose risk and change - small premeditated doses of it. Giggle.

Kimberly Lynn

P. S.

The Blog World was a bit lonely without the two of you over the holidays!

Mary Hershey said...

Hi, Alkelda, Charlotee and KL!

Well, we missed you all, too.
And, we're visualizing those barre chords, more order, and risk and change for the three of you.