Let’s try this again.
Spinning around the sun.
That’s what we’re celebrating. Someone at some time decided that starting from now, let’s keep track of each rotation of the earth on its axis and its rotation around the sun. And we’ll call it January 1st.
So, we made it around again, and we’re going to try to make it around another time.
Okay, so maybe it didn’t happen exactly like that, and I’m sure I could find out how it did happen by looking it up in Wikipedia, but that’s not the point.
The point is that sometimes it’s good or interesting to look at our situation from a different perspective, or higher level. We should ask, ‘why’ more often. Or, what does this mean?
This last year, I think it’s kind of funny that people are grouping all the horrible things that happened into the arbitrary category of the year 2020. And now that we’re in 2021, things will be different. (Or we hope they will.)
But we’re moving in a circle. It’s one continuous round. So things will happen as they happen based on choices and circumstances that occur. We will just categorize them into years because that’s how our finite mind can keep track of things linearly.
I’m going to try and get better.
Better at improving my choices and therefore my situation and happiness.
Because I believe that can happen regardless of what is happening externally around me.
The question I ask myself a lot during vacation or holidays is probably pretty normal for a lot of people. But if you think about it a little more deeply, with the kind of deep questioning and meaning that I mentioned earlier, it is the question of eternity that will generate your own improvement and determine the outcome of your entire life:
“What should I do next?”
Think about it.
Let’s all try to have good answers so we can have a happy new year.