Wednesday, December 31, 2008

New Year's Eve

New Year's Eve. It's supposed to be a momentous time—changing over to the new year. And I suppose I do find myself reflecting on this past year and the changes I want to make in the new year. I'm not making resolutions, though. Instead, I'm looking at the stories I tell myself and asking which ones I might want to rewrite.

I know, of course, that I want to rewrite any that begin with the assumption I'm stupid or incompetent about or can't do something. I know that I want to rewrite any that set limits on what's possible for me. I want to rewrite any that say I can't have love or happiness or prosperity.

I find myself thinking about all of this now because very soon I will be going back east to see my son in his new environment, in the group home. I know that it's important to think carefully about what I will tell him about this big change in his life, the story I will help him create for himself.

What are the stories you tell yourself that you might want to rewrite as we enter this new year? I'd love to know and to know what happens when you rewrite them.

Sending blessings and safe and gentle ((((((hugs))))))),


Kahless said...

Yes, you are right. I need to re-write some stories. Not sure what they will look like yet.

I hope you have a wonderful 2009.

jumpinginpuddles said...

this last year we wouldnt but a year befroe that we sure would happy new year

April_optimist said...

Kahless, The great thing is that they can look whatever way you want them to!

Jumping in Puddles, I smile every time I think of all the changes you've made in your life this past year.