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What's Up, Pussy Cat?

Updated on January 1, 2014
Failing to plan is simply planning to fail.  Nothing ventured?
Failing to plan is simply planning to fail. Nothing ventured? | Source

THIS is that "once upon a time" and each day to follow is one, too.

I wish I was "a motivational speaker."

First I will have to motivate myself!

A whole year is stretching out before us....endless opportunities.

One year in a lifetime of days, months, and years.

What will this day, this month, this year mean to this lifetime?

If years past are any indication, it will only mean what I make it mean.

Clean slate! Write on it what I will: the good, the bad, the ugly (perish that thought!)

The potential for this year is certainly what the potential for last year was on January 1st.

Now that past is history.

What history was it? What was its good, its bad, its ugly?

How do I learn from those 365 days in order to make these 365 days something to be proud of?

Oh, right! I resolve to....what?

Someone wrote "We are important as an element in the Cosmos."

Are you kidding?

A grain of sand on a shifting beach? A desert sand dune swept by blasts of hot air, constantly moving?

It seems like that sometimes; no it seems like that too often.

It's easy to feel marginalized in a big city, and to feel infinitesimal out in the wide open spaces.

There is only one reality I wish I might understand: I am me.

All the habits, all the learning, all the weaknesses and strengths, all the associations somehow have made me what I take forward into this new year.

They are my tools, my handicaps, and my advantages.

How do I turn them into a new reality I can be proud of when the next December 31st rolls around?

That is worth a thought today, maybe even every one of the next 364 days.

Before the sun sets, let me plan my future as best I can.
Before the sun sets, let me plan my future as best I can. | Source

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      Demas W Jasper 3 years ago from Today's America and The World Beyond

      catgypsy: Indeed there is a lot "to ponder" at the start of the year, such as "What could I have done better in 2013, and how do I make sure I do in 2014?" Thanks.

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      catgypsy 3 years ago from the South

      Very interesting thought to ponder. Great hub Perspycacious!

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      Demas W Jasper 3 years ago from Today's America and The World Beyond

      tirelesstraveler: Then you have the right Hubber name to make it through the year. I'm glad you enjoyed this one. You're off to a good start.

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      Judy Specht 3 years ago from California

      Excellent writing. Happy 2014! My goal for this year is growth and not to be dictated by how I feel, rather to feel alive and ignored the little voice that says," I too tired":)

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      Demas W Jasper 3 years ago from Today's America and The World Beyond

      To those I follow, and those who are following, may this be the start of a simply fantastic 2014.

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      Eiddwen 3 years ago from Wales

      A great read and I wish you much happiness in this new year.

      Eddy.

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      Demas W Jasper 3 years ago from Today's America and The World Beyond

      annart: When I put that title on this Hub, HP listed all the search categories centered around cats. Logical, yes, but I had to use my most frequent categories to find the one this fit into. Who knows"

      Lots of folks have liked my cat articles, so maybe there will be some spill over. For thoss to whom this applies: I hope the trip was worth it as a pleasant surprise.

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      Ann Carr 3 years ago from SW England

      Motivational; a good thought to start us off into the new year and a refreshing change from the 'new year's resolutions' which rarely come to much. I wish you all you wish for yourself this year and for all the years to come. Let's make the most of what we've got and of any opportunities thrown our way, every day, every hour, every second!

      By the way, great sunset photo!