For 2017 I think I’ll do myself some favors.
I think I’ll stop asking “What if?”
and say “Yes, I can do that” with confidence more often.
I’ll stop asking questions I don’t want to hear the answers to
and be happy with only what I need to know.
I think I’ll learn to fly, on a zipline
and drive the Blue Ridge Parkway alone from beginning to end.
I think I’ll stop dwelling on yesterday
and let the future happen when it’s supposed to.
I think I’ll meet my cousin I’ve never met
for we live too close and have no excuses.
I think I’ll find something good each day to treasure
instead of thinking about what didn’t go right.
I think I’ll give up sugar
because it only makes me feel bad.
I think I’ll get rid of my brain tumor
and feel more healing in my jaw.
I think I’ll be a blessing to someone,
someone who needs one.
I think I’ll walk my favorite beach
and pick up treasures.
I think I’ll “soak up the sun and tell everyone to lighten up.”
I think I’ll spend more time with friends
and less time working.
I think I’ll trust more
and worry less.
I think that’s enough for one year
unless I think of more.