Happy New Year, everyone.
Isn't it great to wake up with a whole, brand new, empty new year ahead of you? It's like starting all over again, with a fresh slate, able to do and be anything you choose in the year ahead. I love the untold promise of a brand new year, and am grateful to be a part of each one.
I woke up this morning with new energy, excitement, happiness at the thought of new beginnings in my life that would start today, January 1, 2010! I had me a good, healthy breakfast, right after starting my day in the usual way, thanking God for giving me another day and praying for His guidance. I read the paper, fed the blue jays who were waiting impatiently outside my window, and was filled with a new vitality to match the start of a new year. I weighed myself, proud that the last couple weeks of holiday has only added 3 pounds to my total. I did my little exercise routine with my pedometer on my belt, as always, adding a little longer time to each act, and felt so good about myself! I even wrote down all my food intake, which can be a real pain in the neck, but always works to help me lose weight. I was ready to take on the world.
I have had a great day, and am now, as the sun sets on this first new day of 2010, ready to relax a bit, have a nice and healthy dinner, take a warm shower and read and watch a little TV before tucking myself in to my so cozy bed later. It would not suffice to say I just had a nice day. I have had a really fine day, full of peace and good music on my CD, controlled calories, exercise and energy that makes me feel good, and the joy that comes with knowing that this is just the beginning of the year. I am determined to stay on track, keep up the good work I did today again tomorrow, and revel in enjoyment of my blessings. At almost 76 years old, I am going to give each day my best effort, and enjoy every one I am given. You see, as a nosy old gal from New York, the reason is simple. Pat ain't done yet!