Tuesday, January 1, 2013

What is old is new...again...

" Today is the first day of the rest of your life."

When I was a youngster, this quote was printed on posters and sold in places like 'Spencer's Gifts". I had a copy thumb tacked to the back of my bedroom door. I saw that quote every day for years and for years I woke up and said to my self; " This is the first day."
Today is the first day of the rest of my life. Yep. I still think about that quote.
Today the sun was shining.
Today I took a long walk around the town I have lived in all of my life. I hadn't done that in awhile.
Today one friend went with me. We laughed and talked and reconnected
Today we talked to people we didn't know. We said Hi to homeowners on their front porches, people working on their houses, in their gardens and walking down the street. We met strangers with smiles.
Today we sat on her front porch and watched the sun set for the first time in 2013.
Today we made plans for our futures.
Today we made resolutions that we intend to keep.
Today was the first day of the rest of our lives.