Reflections and Aspirations
The end of the year is a great time for reflection; the soon passing of yet another year gives us pause, begs us take a step back and gaze with perspective at where we are and where we’ve been, the purpose being that we might plot more deliberately our course for the year that lies ahead. The methodology is much akin to driving an automobile. There is a reason that the windshield is large compared to the rear view mirrors. Your attention is to be primarily on the road ahead. The sole purpose of those little mirrors that show us where we’ve been is to ascertain that nothing behind us will impede our journey forward. For example, pulling into the passing lane just when a tractor trailer is about to overtake you is a mistake of incalculable proportions. And too, beginning a new year with unfinished business from the past can be equally treacherous.
Therefore my intent is to face two-headed Janus cautiously and with forethought, crafting a plan that completes the past satisfactorily so as to give impetus to my aspirations for the future. I’ll dial that number, write that note and make that visit requisite to a peaceful heart as I journey forward into the unknown of a new year. And I bid you do the same.
Then free of hindrance, I can set my goals for the year ahead and so can you. Whatever they be—to become more spiritual, to lose weight, to become more fit, to pay off debt (the Ghost of Christmas past!), to advance your career, to spend more time with family and friends—I wish each of you the fulfillment of those dreams.
And just before I close, I need to pause to thank all of you who have visited us, purchased from us and encouraged us here at Rock of Ages Visitors Center in 2010. May each of you live your best dreams in 2011.