From the desk of Teresa Jordan, Executive Director – It is New Year’s Eve and no matter how you are spending it I am sure that it has occurred to you that tomorrow we welcome a brand-new year. I do realize that when we wake up in the morning or the hands of the clock move past midnight tonight there won’t be any sonic boom or cosmic event that sweeps away any angst left from 2021 and creates a fresh everything for 2022. However, we can do this for ourselves. Make a little peace with the mistakes we leave in 2021, the fears, the hurts, the misgivings, the broken bits, and the anger. Celebrate what we gathered together in new relationships, strengthened bonds, learning, experience, achievement, and blessings. And then turn the page to a crisp, bright, blank one that is just waiting for a new adventure, a new year.
What will you record? What is something, amid the deep winter of COVID and cold, at which you can get a fresh start? I am not really talking about the perennial gym membership, the twenty pounds or the complete makeover of all things healthy, although those are great. I think its all the little things that add up to more impact than a few days at the gym. Start a gratitude journal, call an old friend you have not spoken to in a long time, set an intention for the year that you can work on little by little.
Anne of Green Gables welcomed each new day as a fresh start with no mistakes in it and then went on to make mistakes. I urge you to think about 2022 as a fresh new year with no mistakes in it. Let’s go make some memories, some improvements and some mistakes. Welcome 2022.