Nothing more than a year


via Daily Prompt: Year

By Becky Holland

Define the word ‘year.’   In Webster’s dictionary, year is defined as  ‘a period of 365 or 366 days, in the Gregorian calendar, divided into 12 calendar months, now reckoned as beginning Jan. 1 and ending Dec. 31 (calendar year or civil year).’

365 days of this, that and the other.

Drinking a cup of Zen tea for the first time in the year in 2017, I think about the past 365 days like I am sure most of you have. What goals I had that were accomplished and not accomplished, the people I met, the people who I lost, pounds lost and gained, jobs changed, etc etc …

Were there moments I regretted in the year? Nope. Sure, there were moments where I probably should have made different decisions and choices. Who doesn’t feel that way?

In looking back at 2016, I am not holding on to anything, but moving forward.

Which is what we all should do with the beginning of the new year.

Don’t look back. Don’t look forward. Concentrate on the here and now.

The first day of the year.


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