Thursday, December 31, 2009

Just Confirming....

that I say exceptionally stupid and hurtful things, too.

New Year's Resolution:

Think very carefully before opening mouth or hitting reply, remembering that others are coming from different places and perspectives and will not necessarily hear/read what you say as you intended/hoped.

Remember:

The world is not waiting with breathless anticipation for your next contribution.

Happy New Year, All.

(I know. Even that one isn't safe. My motives are reasonably pure, however. So if you think that the possibility of a happy year ahead is a slim one: Yeah. I get it.)

12 comments:

Mompriest said...

Forget the happy - I'm just hoping for a better New Year! :-)

Lisa :-] said...

RE: Happy New Year--Doesn't hurt to say it. Each recipient of the greeting can take out of it, or leave out of it, whatever works for them.

Maybe the thing to wish is "Happier" New Year...

artandsoul said...

I have gained a deeper understanding of just how different someone else's experience can be from mine. And in learning that, I hope that I have more respect for them and for their process... and also for my own.

Your sharing of your journey is a tremendous teaching. I don't know if I'm capable of getting it all. But I'm trying, that's for sure.

I don't presume that it is a position you'd have wanted, or that you'd wish upon anyone. But you have managed to open up my life and my heart in ways that no one else has.

So thank you.

Much like one of your other readers, I remain mostly silent on here. And that is out of respect too.

Cynthia said...

I'm with Mompriest -- here's to a better, much better, New Year.

Rev SS said...

Yes, I'm with Mompriest too ... my prayer is that the new year will at least bring God's peace that passes all understanding

Rosa said...

I am thankful your presence, which blesses many, including me. I wish you moments of rest and solace and continuing strength in the year ahead.

Gabriele said...

Since I recently stumbled across your blog and your sharing of your own experience I have been able to look at the terrible, terrible hurt and loss of my own experience of a child's suicide differently. Although I only read your words, they have accompanied me into this most tender and painful of places in the way that no one else has been able to do.

And for that companionship I thank you. It is a comfort not to be so alone.

May the new year and new decade be full of blessings.

Stratoz said...

2010--- yet another year of uncertainty. How cool is that. I start the year seeing it is 31.8 degrees outside... could be icy???

what I do know is this... I can't imagine 365 years without some moments of Joy, Hope, and Peace. we will see.

Gannet Girl said...

Thanks you guys, all of you.

Daisy said...

Strangely, this year, I've had the hardest time wishing people a Happy New Year. Not that I don't wish it for them in my heart; it's just hard to string those words together out loud. Thinking back, Merry Christmas didn't come easily either. Weird, eh?

And I can't seem to come up with a holiday-type wish with has any pizzazz that includes just putting one foot in front of the other. Maybe it's something to work on.

Mich

Stratoz said...

I know in the midst of all your going through you can't get your mind off whether it was icy or not. spots were icy, so we drove to the diner... walking seemed like a huge and dangerous trek ... hoping he feels better soon.

Widening Circles said...

I just stopped by to observe the new year by leaving my thoughts. Like artandsoul, I have learned much. I feel I have walked a little of the way with you, which I know you probably don't feel since I have remained largely silent, but there's no doubt that I have expanded my awareness and learned from you.