The morning light outside the window is icy-blue. The kind that makes you cold, just seeing it bathing the day. The birds are silent and the trees still. 2014 has dawned, a new year is underway, the world is changed forever and yet, everything looks the same. A seismic shift in our existence took place a few hours ago, but for all intents and purposes there is no evidence of it outside the window.
Last night, New Year celebrations were had, friends and family were appreciated and enjoyed. Some of us even made it to midnight (yay) before peeling off unaccustomed, painful high heels and high tailing it to our cozy beds.
The spirit of optimism is ever-present on New Year’s Eve. As I watched friends shout the countdown to midnight, embrace eachother, glasses clink and kisses be exchanged, there was a tangible surge of goodwill and happiness across the room. As we all agreed that 2014 was ‘going to be a good one’, I wondered what made us feel that way? Why would tomorrow necessarily be any better than today and yet, thankfully, we believe it can be.
The definition of insanity is to repeat behavior and yet still expect the outcome to change. So, here’s to a new year. May it be filled with less insanity and more willingness to change, in order to achieve the outcomes we all wish for.