something new

The new year is already upon us and I am just barely letting go of 2014. It was a wonderful year and reflecting on our many adventures and blessings makes me wonder how things can continue to get better. I usually write New Year’s resolutions and I usually fail to follow through for more than a couple of months. But I do love new beginnings. I love novelty and surprises. This month’s theme for my blog is “something new.” For January, I hope to try as many new things as I can. It will take some imagination and creativity, but maybe you can help. I could use suggestions. I promise I won’t say, “Been there, done that,” because even if I have done something before, I can always approach it from a different perspective.

I talked to a friend today who broke her wrist a couple of days before Christmas and had to have a metal plate inserted to stabilize it. She is going through physical therapy and every day she is excited to find that she can do more things with her broken hand. I love her attitude. Imagine being excited about being able to tie my shoes, or open a water bottle. I hope during this month I can keep the attitude of excitement about what I can do, see, hear, taste or feel and maintain the freshness of always something new.

Sucia Island

Sucia Island

About dmdubay

Since retiring from Northwest Airlines and moving to the Pacific Northwest, I have more time to devote to writing. My first novel, "Tales of Two Sisters" was published over a year ago. I have been writing poetry for a long time and am attempting to collate my poetry into a short book, with pictures. A sequel to "Tales of Two Sisters" should be getting closer to completion soon. Gardening and tending the vineyard take a lot of time in the summer. Even though I love the outdoors, these activities do cut down on my writing. So I appreciate that wintertime allows me time to write. Writing, for me, is what brings things into focus and helps me to make sense of the things that life brings. It is a gift to me and I hope that it will be to you also.
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