Alicia Lopez’s Musings

NEW YEAR–ANO NUEVO

Posted on: December 31, 2009

The Christmas Holidays came and went like a strong gale, leaving behind tons of wrapping paper, boxes, ribbons, and all the regalia associated with the celebration.  I sincerely hope it also left a feeling of serenity, peace, and hope.

For me, the empty space that I have carried with me since my hubby died is still there; it was the first Christmas without him, and although my children and I tried our best to carry on,  we could never quite fill it; it is much too big and deep.

The New Year  is almost here, and Father Time is about to retire and leave his legacy to the one who will carry on for him.  I look forward to it with some hope, and a lot of trepidation.  What will this year of 2010 bring?  I will relate my wishes for it.

Peace thoughout the world; the end to fighting and killing among all people, including the unborn.

Respect for each other’s thoughts and opinions; each mind has a world of its own.

The return of honesty and integrity; we have seen the efforts by our government to undo the damage of previous years.

A new re-born economy for our country and the world, a resurge of jobs for the unemployed.

A solution for the cure of the deceases which have ravaged society for so long.

The end of racism in all forms.

With the ending of the old year, we have time to reflect on what we have done, and what “we have failed to do”.  There are so many things that I wish I had accomplished, so many regrets on what I was unable to do.

My sincerest wish is to be a better person, to put aside petty thoughts, to do my best in all I do, and not to waste any moment of my time on “what ifs”.  Life is so fleeting, lose a heartbeat, and it is gone.

For family and friends, the best for the coming year.

Happy New Year and Feliz Ano Nuevo

Hasta la Vista

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1 Response to "NEW YEAR–ANO NUEVO"

Mom,

I love this article. It clearly describes my exact feelings of this past Christmas without Dad.

I too am wishing the same as you for 2010. Life is too short and my wish for the new year is also to be a better person, not take any thing for granted and appreciate the wonderful gifts God has given me, mainly a wonderful family.

I love you…Delia

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