This year is the time for genuine joy in life. What do I mean by that? I mean that being focused on items and stuff has been a centerpiece of my life for too long. I have asked myself the question. When did I get addicted to the drug of stuff? The answer may have been forever. I say no more. I draw the line. Chasing nice stuff has brought me little joy. I don't remember the car, the phone, the suit, that made me feel good temporaily and masked what is really important in life.
I do remember the relationships, the laugther, the hugs of five years ago. If I have shared a moment with someone, it will be a very long time before I forget their name. I remember kids, parents, even dogs. Those moments seem to be filled with realness. Those moments are reality. That is what I want this year.
I have decided to make a joy-board for this coming year. On this board will be moments that I wish to have with other people. There won't be one physical item on this board. It will be just people's faces and environments in which we share joy. It is in fact the only thing we remember in this life. We will remember the "who" and the "when". If I do this, then my friends, that will be a great year. I submit it may be best year ever.