I don’t want to place an entire year’s worth of burden on a one second time change tonight. So instead of wishing for a full happy new year, I’ll start a little smaller.
I hope tomorrow that all of my friends, family, loved ones, or just kind of liked ones, wake up safe and sound. I hope the same people wake up a little happier than when they went to sleep. I hope every one weighs one ounce less than when they went to sleep, or one ounce more, depending on their weight wishes. I hope any aches are a little less painful, and a little more bearable. I hope that there is one more smile during their day, than there was today. I hope there is one less reason to cry.
I hope there is one more comic to grin over. One more story to read. One more brilliant idea to act on. One more step taken to achieving a goal. I hope for one more prayer said for someone else. One more kind act taken on behalf of a stranger.
One more thank you would be nice. One grateful acknowledgement of someone in your life. One more selfless act.
I hope everyone can look in the mirror and wink back at that charming face grinning at them.
I hope there is a little less hate in an angry heart.
I hope there is good food shared with laughter and chatter.
One more hand than yesterday reaching out to someone else.
I hope there is one more person singing a Doo Wah Ditty or Twinkle Twinkle Star kind of song. One more person being sung to.
One more heart feeling the burst of new love. One more heart healed and ready to love.
I hope for a moment, for everyone, every day. A good moment. A reflective moment. A prayerful moment. A love moment. A friend moment. A happy moment. A content moment. A contemplative moment. A peaceful moment.
A moment of power.
A moment of grace.
A minute to be alone.
A minute to share.
A moment of thanks.
On this one second time increment tonight when time changes from the year we’ve just lived to the year we will yet live-I hope it is the first second of the first moment of the first step of any change you wish to be.