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Wednesday, January 2, 2013

When the Sand Runs Out

I am firmly sticking to my goal of writing more in 2013.  We are only 2 days in... and it's only been two days since my last post!  Yep, I'm patting myself on the back right now.  :)

I hope everyone is feeling rested and refreshed after all of the New Year's celebrations!  I spent the entirety of January 1st on the couch watching football, and recovering from my NYE festivities!  The sleep was necessary!

I've seen a lot of blog posts, Facebook statuses and tweets regarding New Year's Resolutions.  Other than, "writing more," I haven't been very vocal about mine.  Sometimes I feel like these personal resolutions are better kept to ourselves... and other times I think saying them out loud to others may hold us to be more accountable.  Sharing these goals with others can help us to add weight to the situation, to be more aggressive in pursuing our goals.

There is a song I've loved for years, that perfectly describes my resolutions for 2013, so I'll share my resolutions with you straight from the lips of the band, Rascal Flatts.


"When The Sand Runs Out"

I spent the morning at an old friend's grave
Flowers and Amazing Grace, he was a good man
He spent his whole life spinnin' his wheels
Never knowin' how the real thing feels
He never took a chance or took the time to dance
And I stood there thinking as I said goodbye
Today is the first day of the rest of my life

I'm gonna stop lookin' back and start movin' on
And learn how to face my fears
Love with all of my heart, make my mark
I wanna leave something here

Go out on a ledge, with out any net
That's what I'm gonna be about
Yeah I wanna be runnin'
When the sand runs out

'Cause people do it everyday
Promise themselves they're gonna change
I've been there, but I'm changin' from the inside out

That was then and this is now
I'm a new man, yeah, I'm a brand new man
And when they carve my stone they'll write these words
"Here lies a man who lived life for all that its worth"

And as the cold wind blows across the graveyard
I think I hear the voice of my old friend whisper in my ear

I'm gonna stop lookin' back and start movin' on
Learn how to face my fears
Love with all of my heart, make my mark
I wanna leave something here

Go out on a ledge, with out any net
That's what I'm gonna be about
Yeah I wanna be runnin'
When the sand runs out


I don't think I could have dreamed up any better resolutions than these... and I know that is exactly the way my Avery would want me to approach the new year!  Here's to a spectacular 2013!  May your life be abundantly blessed, and all of your resolutions accomplished!  

Love True,

Allison

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