January 2012: From the Editor - May I have a Do-Over Please?
Author: Maggie Washo | Photographer: Photography by Anne
How many times in life have you wanted to say that? Maybe something thoughtless flew out of your mouth and, seconds after it did, you regretted it. Perhaps you hit SEND on an e-mail that should have been put through a filter first.
I’m sure many a person who ended up with a DUI wished they had just called a cab. Maybe you let “the one” get away because you didn’t have the wherewithal to make it work…at the time.
There is something about the beginning of a new year that gives us all another chance. We get a collective “do-over,”—an opportunity to be a better husband, wife, father, mother, boss, friend and neighbor. Another year to say I love you more often, manage money better, eat healthier, be unselfish. I’m not sure exactly why we decide to start over after partying into the wee hours of the morning, but that’s neither here nor there.
So, I propose a toast to everyone out there ready to make the world a better place, starting within your own sphere of influence. You’ve just been given a do-over. Make it count.
Happy New Year!