Henry Ford said, "Failure is the opportunity to begin again more intelligently." I've not necessarily endured failures this year but have suffered through some setbacks that have made me feel like a failure at times.
I think the end of a year, as much as it seems to be about celebrating the new, is a time for reflecting upon the past and taking what you've learned, both the good and bad, to begin a better future.
I wanted to share a previous post and one of my poems as it seems fitting for reflecting upon the past while anticipating the future.
I am wishing you all the best of Dreams and Time in the new year and always~
Dreams and Time
As the procession of life moves on with all of its sound,
I seek only to stop, and for just a moment turn around-
For behind me lie fractions of dreams that once were mine,
Broken pieces gone astray that I'd somehow like to find.
If only for sparse moments time would cease to exist
I'd sever the losses, but laudable dreams I'd re-enlist.
I'd use those moments to pick up and tenderly repair
Fragments of dreams bearing dissipation because I'm no longer there.
I'd know a surging of my spirit in my dreams new revival
Being thankful for the time given me for their survival,
And then having regrouped to carry on with the procession
I'd take heed to my salvaged dreams but offer up this confession:
Seeking to fulfill your dreams and see them on to fruition
Is worth the planning and perseverance but time is the tuition…
And time, though it seems to pass quickly, is perpetually here-
I would caution; use it wisely friend, for it is we who disappear.
Nancy M Roberts ©2001