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My Wish for You for 2010

Updated on August 4, 2017

To All of My Friends

Today I was thinking of the play Sunset Boulevard as I clean my spare room to make room for family visiting us this Holiday Season.

In the play "Sunset Boulevard" my favorite song runs: "Ring out the old, ring in the new, a midnight wish to share with you. Your lips are warm, my head is light, were we alive before tonight? I don't need a crowded ballroom. Everything I want is here. If you're with me, next year will be the perfect year". It was sad in the sense that the faded movie star was trying to cling to her youth and a time of a bygone era.

In the tragic end, she shot the young writer and became mad. We can not cling to the past. It imprisons us. We can, at will, bring it back to the present by our thoughts but the present is much more exciting, holds more promise. The present moment is really all we have. It is where our power is, to create the future.

With this, I wish you a great Holiday Season and I wish your 2010 to be the best yet. May it bring you joy, laughter, magic, and more important, love.

I will end with an old Kodak Commercial :

"Celebrate the moments of your life"

Warmest wishes from the heart, Melinda


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      BkCreative 8 years ago from Brooklyn, New York City

      Hello msorenson. I love your analogy!

      How well I remember "Sunset Boulevard" - it was exactly that - Norma Desmond's clinging to and living in the past that kept her on a downward spiral. It is exactly this philosophy that enables the multi-billion dollar toxic cosmetic industry in the US to thrive. We are sold the claims of 'youth, staying young, recapture your youth, young is better.' Even though none of this stuff works topically, it is sold to our minds which is so easy - but we will never recapture yesteryear.

      But actually, I wanted to wish you much joy today - and the next time I write you I will wish you much joy for that day.

      Thanks for such a glowing hub. I'm a big fan now!

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      msorensson 8 years ago

      Hello, Roger,

      We give that which we have. Love, unconditional love for everyone. No judgment of good or bad, rich or poor, saints or sinners. The sun shines on all of us, whether we see it or not.

      The distinctions between human beings, which we all do, is only created by the mind to perpetuate the illusion of separation from Source/God.


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      msorensson 8 years ago

      Someonewhoknows,yes so many people are suffering. But there is only one cause of suffering, internal suffering, is caused by attachment.

      We give thanks for all that we have. No judgment of good or bad. Just to be alive is a gift. With every breath, a chance to find God.

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      Roger 8 years ago

      we have to be careful to not let the present become the past while worrying over the future,our days are precious we should try to live and make every one count.

      Melinda,you have help give clarity to something that so many people fail to do,myself included,and you have done it in your eloquent and inspiring fashion.

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      someonewhoknows 8 years ago from south and west of canada,north of ohio

      Here's to the hope that the new year will be better than the last one.Not that that would be hard to do,seeing as how the economy is so bad for so many people right now.

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      msorensson 8 years ago

      Thank you James. And to you, as well.

      Warmest regards,


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      James A Watkins 8 years ago from Chicago

      Best Holiday wishes to you, sweet lady. I hope 2010 is your best year yet.


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      msorensson 8 years ago

      Thank you Kimi :-)

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      kimi wei 8 years ago

      Hi Melinda!

      Yes, I agree, maudlin back-looking sentiment can be very dangerous and can even imperil a present which holds both happiness and future promise.

      I wish you joy in the moment, now and always. Wishes for a healthy year and a happy holiday season.


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      msorensson 8 years ago

      Thank you Deborrah. To you and yours, also. Many Blessings.

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      DeBorrah K Ogans 8 years ago

      Thank You! PEACE, health, wealth & Blessings to you!

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