New Years: Pure Hope
Tomorrow this blog will start for real; but I’m sitting here watching the countdown to the ball drop in NYC and I can’t help but share a feeling that hits one of the main themes behind “It’s Always Morning” as it exists in my head.
There are hundreds of thousands of people, right this very moment, in Times Square. Most have been there all day, at great personal inconvenience and perhaps cost. Others watch from home, and forego sleep to mark the moment…
Why? Why do we even take note of the sunsetting of one year and the birth of another?
That’s the thing. We are oddly wired as a species to look for the light at the end of the tunnel… there are always reasons we could look back at the year before and get depressed.
But… at least tonight… all of the millions of people around the world that are watching the countdown to new years are looking *forward* and not *backward*. Tonight, we believe.
We believe that the future will be better, that we will be truer to ourselves, that we can be the person that we want to be and make the change we want to see in the world.
And you know what? We can.
The world is an amazing place when we focus on what we love, what we care about.
Let’s create the lives we want for ourselves. Let’s create the world we want to live in.
(Image credit: John Piekos – http://www.flickr.com/photos/jpiekos/11654306293/)