Saturday, January 5, 2008

New Year's Resolutions

Life Balance: a feat we try to achieve while searching to be the best that we can we, while simultaneously raising our children to do the same. This is the equilibrium in our inner life force whereby our heartbeat matches the divine force that exists all around us. When this life balance peaks, our sense of peace, joy, love and wisdom act as one with our very soul.

"Is this from when YOU were our age? You know, like the 1950's"--cupcake twin, commenting on my choice of Eurthymics music video on You Tube

I actually made some resolutions this year. Me, miss anti-resolution got all sentimental and went hog wild. Liked them so much I emailed them to friends and myself at work.

Cared so little about them I didn't save them anywhere. (Hey guys, can you send them back to me so I know what I am doing????)

I remember the most important one (okay, I numbered it number one, so I must have decided it was the cat's meow of resolutions.)


My work friend Mr. Comedy often talks about laughing with his kids. Talks about watching a movie or TV show and then describes the scene and the general jocularity. Mentions surfing the net and sharing jokes with college bound son. Tells funny stories about his 3 cats. Yes, 3, he is a little deranged. And I laugh right along and get silly.

But then I realized. I work 2 jobs. I struggle to exercise in the morning and keep the house going at night. I carpool the kids everywhere. But when do I take the time to laugh with them? When did the joy I got everyday when they were little and I was home playing with them, disappear?

So I made it a priority this year. Laugh with my kids. Laugh at the news. And laugh at the absurd things which drive us nuts at work. You know, like being told by 3 different people at the same time, that they need something RIGHT now. OK, like that is a possibility. Laugh and feel the joy, even when it's a Wednesday edition of Monday morning blues.

Tonight we surfed You Tube. JKL Productions has a ton of teenage made videos which are just silly. Fred on Halloween2. Fred goes to the Park. Fred gets Babysat. The Tooth Fairy. Hilarious. I was dying. And its just the type of thing we would joke about back in the dark ages of high school. When we had to do it live, in a conversation, or in notes in Mr. Streit's physics class at Orchard Park High. Laughing at everyday things in life. Seeing the absurd. And letting the joy out. Doing Monty Python jokes with Kevin and Sandi and Erik in the hallways. And just being happy.

Another resolution was to not settle for mediocrity. Do a job right the first time. Hit the mark on the first try. Life purposefully, and not aimlessly. Life your best life now. Have dreams. Have faith. Have goals.

The Queen wants to go to Italy at the end of September. I have $214 already for the trip. My goal it to go with her. Or at least die laughing while I try to save the money while raising 3 kids.

Send me your resolutions and let's talk...or at least, send me my own back so I can see what exactly I wrote after that bottle of New Year's bubbly!


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