Well, the last day of 2014 is upon us.
Here in Panama City, Florida, it’s coming up sunny with the temperatures, like myself, in the late 60’s.
Don’t know your plans for ringing in 2015. But I hope you enjoy yourself.
And, just for the fun of it, and to give everyone something to talk about, it wouldn’t be a bad idea for you to do at least one thing against your better judgement.
Treasa and I haven’t even talked about doing anything out of the ordinary.
We kinda celebrated yesterday with a long day out and a cozy evening that included watching a movie together.
Speaking of movies, I’ve a new favorite actress, Jennifer Lawrence.
She’s from Kentucky like Treasa and I. Course she’s from Louisville, while we’re from areas so thinly populated that they’re referred to by the name of the county, not the town. (Treasa from Oakdale, me from Bear Creek)
Anyway, we’ve seen Lawrence in only two movies, the one we watched last night, Silver Linings Playbook, and American Hustle and she was stunning in both of them.
Silver Linings Playbook, also starring Bradley Cooper, was a hard movie for us to watch.
Cooper’s portrayal as the bipolar adult son trying to adjust to life outside a mental institution, while living at his parents, hit too close to our own reality with one of our sons. I noticed Treasa looking away from the action several times, the movie’s authenticity was that powerful.
Thanks to Bradley’s roles in the popular Hangover movie series, I was a little slow to warm up to him in the emotional role he had in Silver Linings Playbook. If, like I did, you think he’s a lightweight, check out what he does in Silver Linings Playbook.
But, hold up a minute…
It seems we’re a little offtrack here. We were talking about welcoming in the new year, weren’t we? Thought so…
Personally, I’m not into it. Yet, I understand, and pretty much like, why and how, other people dance around and rave up the holidays.
It was a different story when I was younger.
Holidays used to give me an excuse to party down. Over the years, though, my idea of partying has changed to the extent that no excuse is needed to have the kinda of fun I now like.
Plus, dates on calendars are just a way of keeping score. And, I already know the score…
Every day is a blessed gift of which I hope to feel every second of, deep in my bones, and live it like it’s the last day of my life!
Uh, yeah, way easier said than done, but I’m working on it.
This is also the time of year when many otherwise normal people carefully write out their goals for the coming year.
Then they mislabel their list as ‘resolutions’. Actual meaning of resolution is an answer or solution to something.
Which is weird because the simple answer is to relax more and stop driving ourselves crazy coming up with goals that usually reflect unreasonable expectations about ourselves.
Yet, simple solutions don’t satisfy our inner beast…
Which is a good joke on the human condition and the kinda thing that makes living so much fun!
So let’s have fun and come up with a few New Years Resolutions For Senior Citizens . . .
I’ll start this game and you can take your turn in the ‘comments’ section down lower on this web page, OK?
New Year’s Resolutions For Senior Citizens:
- Never begin a sentence with the words, ‘I remember when’
- Never talk about your health to anyone other than your doctor, or significant other (and be careful not to bore your partner with too many updates)
- Everyone has an opinion, and they have no interest in hearing ours
- Never complain
- Don’t take things personally, they rarely are
- Never, ever, give advice
- Accept that everyone is doing the best they can and lighten up
- Never go out in public under-dressed: always wear a smile
- Immediately forgive yourself when you break any item on this list
- While you’re at it, immediately forgive all those who you think may have slighted you, past and present
- Believe in miracles
Having not tread in these ‘self-help’ waters in quite some years, this is the best I can do.
Yet, when I got rolling, it was kinda fun.
Join me and have some fun when you add your ideas for 10 New Years Resolutions For Senior Citizens in the ‘comments’ section below.
Until next time, that’s it for me.
Ideas for me, your aging related story, or comments are very damn welcome…