On the last day of 2011 I find myself doing the same thing I did on the last day of 2010. I’m sitting at my computer wondering if this Winter-besotted land of Missouri will ever be warm again but that is normal, it’s one of the little things that define my life no matter what year it is and one of the things that will never change.
I know that the new year will find me strolling over my land, closely followed by a small white donkey who is begging me to scratch his ears just a little longer. I know that at least once a day, during this new year, I will sneaking my buddy Sherman a few tasty morsels off my dinner plate.
As sure as the sun rises I know without a doubt that at least once during this newly arrived year I will shout at Mel: “Where the heck did you put my clean socks”. To which she will answer calmly: “In your sock drawer dufus. Open your eyes and you might find something.”
Lastly and most importantly for me, I know that this New Year will bring me at least three hundred and sixty five opportunities to daily tell Mel I love her.
No matter what year it is, these things are constant and serve to anchor me allow me to ride out all the other life storms that come with each of these new years. This too is what I wish for each of you…my friends…my family. May you each have the old familiar constants that will serve to see you through whatever 2012 might bring your way.