There is so much to be thankful for on a day whose name demands it. Given the fact that we are here for such a short time, it makes sense that we have deemed a day, perhaps even a week, for thorough gratitude. Thank you, Thanksgiving.
While I take time to count my blessings every year during this week, I also lift my gaze to what the sky is telling me. With its increasingly wintery morning moons and beautifully cold sunsets, I am nudged to get out from underneath the food and festivities to look toward the horizon. I locate the line separating the earth from the sky, detangling one moment from the next so I can view each in their unique form.
We are here for such a short time.
Thanksgiving marks a 5-week interim; through our ability to be grateful, we are given permission to examine the space ahead. There is a distance of existence within the close-out of a year. These are known as the hours, the days and the weeks that are so-called left, numerically-speaking.
Don’t wait to ring in it. Anything you want to do, be or achieve is already with you right at this exact moment. Instead of waiting for a midnight, longing for a one-digit adjustment or standing by for an arbitrary moment of settlement, do it now. Consider these five weeks as a time to prepare and practice who you are and what you want to be so that you can turn-key into the new year already ahead of the game. That’s when anything will be possible.
With a shift in perspective, maybe we won’t wish a 2020 away. We might grow to cherish the time and space it is holding for us. We will be thankful; we will debunk time and tradition, and say…
Happy New Year, Everyone. Our resolution is now, and we are here for such a short time.