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Tuesday, January 1, 2013

And So It Begins

  Keep on beginning and failing.  Each time you fail, start over again, and you will grow stronger until you have accomplished the purpose - - not the one you began with perhaps, but one you will be glad to remember.
~Anne Sullivan~
Happy New Year - 2013

I finally finished that pair of socks!!  It has been slow knitting that past few month.  I just started a royal blue pair of bamboo silk socks.  I was thrilled to finally be able to wear them.  My body is slowly feeling more like I have a little control.
This is what I showed you last summer.  I am very happy with the way they came out.  They make me smile and because of the colors, they make me happy.   Always a good thing.
This is the yarn I started with and I described where it came from and how I destructed the plies.
And the new year starts.  Like most Americans, I am deeply unsettled over how our elected officials cannot get along, cannot work together with the world's eye upon them and have failed to get the job done.  They need to begin again and again.  We need to begin again will all new elected officials.
I saw something on the news I thought was really pretty good for the first day of the year.  A man told the reporter his new year resolution was to step back and take a breath instead of reacting too quickly to situations that in the past have resulted in the hurt feelings of others.  What a great resolution and how insightful of him.  I wish him the best.
I am going to take one day at a time.  It will be nice to lose weight, but it is not a resolution.  I will save more and spend less, but that is not a resolution, it is a necessity to get my finances ready for more surgeries.  Like the man on the news, I will do my best to be a nicer person.  Doesn't that sound better than resolving to do all the things I have resolved to do and then failed?  I will keep beginning.

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