As midnight approached on New Year’s Eve, Lisa shared with us a great tradition of writing on a piece of paper what you want to leave behind and what you hope for in the New Year, and then throwing it into the fire. We all cheered and thought it was just the perfect tradition, one that we should begin doing every year. And of course we also thought it was a great thing to do since we had a roaring fire in the fireplace that Lisa had built. You know – I’ve known her for 35+ years and never knew she was such a great fire builder. How did I miss that? And she even dropped out of Girl Scouts…
Anyway, I scrambled around the house for some paper and pens so everyone could write down their bad memories and invent their good memories for 2010.
But I got a little stuck on the task. I actually said, “But I don’t want to leave anything behind…” And then I realized that was just silly. So, I wrote down that I wanted to let go of dogfights for 2009 (having 6 dogs it happens from time to time), and I wanted to bring in new landscaping for 2010.
Then I realized all the other girls were writing down really deep, well thought out and profound statements. Even things in which they used words like “whilst.”
And then I pondered.
And I pondered some more while trying to think of fancy words and deep thoughts….
Then I thought, Yeah, dog fights and landscaping. Sounds good to me. And threw it in the fire.
Then I put on the Saturday Night Fever Soundtrack and danced the ‘bump’ with Bonnie.
Is something wrong with me?