I tend to get a little philosophical on December 31st… so here you have some of my thoughts. In no way do I presume to have any original ones… this is just a collection of ramblings. Why does this read like the Alphabet? Well… I’ve received lots of comments about the second section of my book MAGIC MADE IN MEXICO. It follows the same format and readers seem to like it… so, why not?
I wish you all a very Happy and Prosperous New Year!
A is for AGE: Many of us do not like to see it creeping up but I agree with Mark Twain who said,” Age is an issue of mind over matter. If you don’t mind, it doesn’t matter.”
B is for BALANCE: This is a constant challenge but one worth the effort because on the days when we strike it… life is good.
C is for CARLOS: My wonderful creative son… www.carlosrosado.com
D is for DIET: Hopefully this D word and I will be able to stick together a bit more!
E is for EXERCISE: What I said about D is applicable to E too!
F is for FAMILY & FRIENDS: It’s nice if the first is our greatest treasure but if not, hopefully the second fills the gap. Many say, “My friends are the family I have chosen.”
G is for GENEROSITY: The more you give, the more you get back…
H is for HAPPINESS: We search the planet for this only to find it extremely close by… inside each one of us.
J is for JORGE: My husband who is “mi amor, mi cómplice en todo”…
K is for KNOWLEDGE: The pursuit of this gives purpose to life. We never stop learning
L is for LOVE: Nowhere have I seen a better definition of “the greatest virtue” than in:1 Corinthians 13. “Love is patient, love is kind. It does not envy, it does not boast, it is not proud. It does not dishonor others, it is not self-seeking, it is not easily angered, it keeps no record of wrongs. Love does not delight in evil but rejoices with the truth. It always protects, always trusts, always hopes, always perseveres.”
N is for NICE: An old fashioned concept? Maybe… but I think life’s easier on everyone when we try to be…
O is for OPEN: Open-minded, open-spirited… almost all openness is a good thing
P is for POOL: As in swimming pool… this is one of my greatest pleasures
Q is for QUALITY OF LIFE: This what we all want… recognizing when we have it is the crux of the matter.
R is for RETIREMENT: Not what it once was, is it? This time in life is a gift. It gives us the opportunity to do what we couldn’t do when we were too busy working!
S is for SECURITY: A much sought after state… again, much of this is in our minds. I read this on the Ernest Gaines Quotation site, “Why is it that, as a culture, we are more comfortable seeing two men holding guns than holding hands?”
T is for TIME: What we all want more of… sigh…
U is for USEFUL: To feel we are useful is one of life’s most basic requirements.
V is for VERBS: As a writer I’d like to know approximately how many exist in the English language. I’ve looked all over the Net and not found the answer… can you?
W is for WEDDINGS: There will be TWO in our family this year!
Y is for YUCATAN: Not a plethora of words start with Y either, but I give thanks every day, because the name of the place where I live is as unique as its first letter.
Z is for ZOO: Peter De Vries said, “Life is a zoo in the jungle.” Think about it…
- Many of the quotes I used in this posting are from www.thinkexist.com – a great resource, I think