Saturday, January 1, 2011

Out with the Old, In with the New!


Out with the Old, In with the New.  As this new year begins, I've been thinking about this statement.  It kind of makes sense, something is old and worn out and we throw it away.  But should everything old be thrown away, or sent away.. out with the old?  My mom just gave me her old Ukelele.  She got it when she was really young and taught herself to play.  What a treasure she gave me, I love the memories I have of her playing the Ukelele!  I thought I had the coolest Mom (okay... I really do have the coolest Mom)!    I'm so glad we still have that old thing (I'm talking about the Ukelele, not you Mom!) 

There is wisdom and history and lessons learned in the old.  So maybe we shouldn't be so quick to toss it aside.

Take 2010 for instance.  I'm pretty happy that it's over, it was a bit of a tough year.  My Dad died, my daughter had a critical illness where we almost lost her, financial troubles... those are the ones I have the strength to mention.  So should I toss it away, glad to be rid of it?  No!  I learned some amazing lessons, I grew as a person, I gained wisdom that I wouldn't have gained in any other way, I became stronger.

So, I look forward to 2011 with eager anticipation, while looking back on 2010 with gratitude.  Happy New Year everyone!

1 Response to "Out with the Old, In with the New!"

Tammy Says :
January 1, 2011 at 4:21 PM

Thank you for sharing Valeen. You put into words exactly what I have been thinking all day. So many people are so happy to see 2010 go, and I agree it has been a tough year, but...
Anyway, thank you for your wonderful perspective on life past and future!
Happy 2011 to you and your family!

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