Well, this morning on the first day of the New Year, I started my day with a cup of coffee with soured milk. My first taste of 2013 and it was sour. It would be easy to cross examine this experience and say that there are unfortunate events ahead for the new year, but I am going to choose to re-interpret the situation as something else. Maybe inside of 2013 starting with a sour taste in my mouth, it will be more about learning to think and notice the details ie the expiration on a half galloon of milk that has been in the refrigerator throughout the holiday season. Maybe 2013 will be about the chance to redo mistakes even within the same day. Maybe 2013 will be about something I haven’t even discovered yet.
That’s the beautiful thing about starting something new. You don’t know what lies ahead. There is hope that everything may change. There is fear that everything may change, and there is excitement that everything may change.
Although I can still taste the sour start to this day and to this year, I am going to laugh at myself and be thankful that there was more milk in the frig!