Like the beginning of a good joke, those moments on stage, where a premise is introduced to an audience who is then filled with a mix of anticipation and perhaps some expectation. You (and by “you” I actually mean “I”) shouldn’t leave out that sometimes there’s also a little faith thrown in, like when you have to give or at least share some suspended reality that may be required for the joke to work.
For me, the beginning of a new year is the combination of similar good elements, any of which are necessary to make a smile turn into a laugh—or an idea into reality. Everything from the calm we take when writing resolutions, mixed in with a helping of that great excitement of new possibilities. Possibilities that come to fruition when those new thoughts join with new actions, and turn out as happy a result as a solid punchline.
I am continually intrigued by the enormous spirit and effort we all put forward in the renewal that is inherent in all beginnings, but especially in the start of a new year.
Here’s to your grand renewal and that you find what you seek in this start, in this new beginning, and more-so that what you seek turns out ultimately to be what you want.