One Second

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.

52 thoughts on “One Second

    • I see what you did there Mark, 🙂

      Thank you very much for broadening your wonderful circle of friends to include me. You’re starting my day out making me feel very good Mark. Thank you my most amazing friend!


  1. I hope the same. I think I’ll be at least half a pound lighter, I’ve been working on it anyhow, I also hope some dollars find their way in my bank account. Something like an unexpected gift in a large amount would be lovely.


  2. As I read your post I wondered whether you have written any books. If not, I hope you do as I’d love to see more people exposed to your heart, sprit, and wisdom. Please let me know if you do write a book as I’d love to buy it. So many of your posts resonate so well for me that I thought, “Wow! Wouldn’t it be cool to attempt to collaborate on a book together with Colleen?”


    • You are so kind Russ. I have “written” books. But done nothing with them as much. Not had the inclination to do so yet. I suspect when the time is right, I may. I feel like I am writing now, to stock pile for things to work through when more time permits to edit and organize and search out proper ways to deal with such things. Collaboration would be wonderful! 🙂 I look forward to the day when I can!!! 🙂


      • I’m glad you have interest in considering collaborating some day. I’m in no rush and have other projects on which I’m working.

        I too used revisions of some of what I believed to be my best posts as part of the content for a few of my books.

        I have some ideas in mind and would love to hear yours as well. I have an editor, interior layout and cover designer, and printer, who I’m happy to work with, or you could suggest yours. I’d also be happy to handle the post-writing, printing, and publishing coordination (with your prior consent and approval each step of the way) to free up your time if you’d prefer.

        By the way, as you probably already know, most books do not sell well and the odds of any book by relatively new and unknown authors doing quite well financially are not good, but I love writing and publishing (even on the books I haven’t yet made enough money to pay for the cost of publishing them). I view each book published as a seed that is planted. Some may become flowers whose beauty is experienced by relatively few, while others may bear fruit enjoyed by many. I look forward to planting a writing seed with you some day to see what will sprout.

        Please email me at when you would like to discuss ideas or learn more.


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