January 1st, 2015.
The first day of the New Year is here, and I welcome it in my own everyday way---witnessing the passing of the night and the arrival of the dawn.
Today at 6 a.m., my big dog Mick and I hurried through our glacial pre-dawn walk beneath a morning star that looked as frosty-cold as we were. And then the light of day arrived, wrapped in smutty apricot.
I stood there with my dog and greeted the new day and the new year. And I made a promise I repeat quite often in my life, in every season, and it is this:
"I intend to make the best of today and every day, and to do what I can do to make life better for my loved ones too, and for the people who must live around me."
This is not a New Year's resolution; it's a way of life for every day of every year, and it has made my own life better.
~~Rose Moore, citizen of my family, my neighborhood, my community, my country and the earth.