So, its another new year. A chance to look anew. An excuse to restart. An opportunity to refresh. Perhaps a new way to renew. A milestone by the side of the road that announces an opportunity to change lanes. A pin drop on the map of fast alleys and winding lives. For some of you, it may just be a change of a calendar. However it is for you, it is an unmistakable opportunity to pause, ponder and plod on, in directions that you have always wanted to.
My little miss has been at work for some time now. Shooting the rural breeze, counting sheep, feeding cows and dipping toes in the village well. Last night, she drew me a picture and wished me a happy new year. Of course, we spoke about it for a while.
She said that the honey bee was actually playing and so was the flower! In her world, the ground was blue, because, ‘it is a nice colour’. And the Sun is always smiling at us all. She wanted us to play more in the new year, like the Sun and the flower. And perhaps paint the road in the colour of choice.
That left me pondering ‘PLAY’ as the word for 2019! Play stands for joy. Experimentation. Light. Wins. Losses. Trials. Preparation. Diligence. Practice. Work ethic. All in a spirit of partnership. Am reasonably sure that this is not what she had in mind when she said ‘play’. For her, it means ‘great fun’! And I can’t agree more of that being the baseline.
And that is my most sincere wish for you. To Play. Erupting in childlike joy and to always retain the essence of curiosity and free will. All of this with the energy to float and the effervescence of holding others and their actions lightly.
May we all live fulfilled, happy, healthy lives.
May we play 2019 well. Happy New Year!