Saturday, December 31, 2011

"Pack up your troubles....

in your old kit bag and smile, smile, smile" go the lyrics of a popular World War 1 marching song.
It is that time of year for making resolutions and deciding on our course in the coming year.
Rather than make decisions to eat better, exercise better, work better, all of the things we have meant to do and failed to do so many times, I have decided to try to live in the moment. "Seize the day", or  the moment, because that is when happiness happens, in little snatches, often unrecognized as we long for unattainable things or goals, keeping our eyes on the prize and missing the little bits of life that can add up to satisfaction.
In my six plus decades I have made mistakes and failed to meet many goals but it is only now with the realization that one's life no longer stretches "To infinity (and beyond"), in the words of Buzz Lightyear, each moment becomes precious, so this year I  declare that I mean to leave behind as many negative traits and thoughts as I can find within myself (and any pointed out to me by my  helpful family :D).
I shall keep this etegami before me to remind me of my goal.

May your resolutions stay with you for the whole year, if not, remember failure is just another experience we can take on board.


  1. Hi,Oregami,
    Wow! Coincidence?! Your post overlaps what I meant in the very first post in 2012. Thank you for a wonderful painting, always full of love.
    Best wishes,Sadami

  2. Hi Carole
    That's a great resolution - I wish you a very happy 2012.


  3. Thanks for stopping by my was nice to hear from someone familiar with emu eggs! Happy to have found your blog. I've loved Debbie's etegami work for ages; now I can enjoy yours as well!

  4. Happy New Year, Carole! Love this one. I must confess my New Year's resolution is to have even more fun than last year. Is Buzz Lightyear the character from Toy Story? Did you see 'Wall-E?' & 'Ratatouille'? Look forward to seeing more from you in 2012...