Rainbows are incredible to me. I can be in the midst of a crummy day, stuck in gridlock traffic, or taking out a bag of garbage but when I see a rainbow, I stop everything and marvel at it — I call my kids over, I point them out to strangers nearby, or just sit and stare in solitude. Despite the fact that there is a clear, scientific reason for a rainbow’s appearance, to me, when I see one it represents possibilities and puts the world in order for me.
Today as I think about the end of 2011 and the dawn of 2012, I feel much the same way. It’s really just another day but tonight we all will celebrate the turn of a clock, the emergence of one more year. If there’s one thing I learned in 2011, it’s the simple fact that I have no idea what I’ll be doing one year from today. Life is strange, unpredictable, quirky, snarky, wretched, beautiful, and marvelous.
Happy new year to you all — join me in embracing the possibilities 2012 holds for each of us. And as you formulate your resolutions, here’s one to consider: take a risk. When you do, it may not turn out the way you want, it may be difficult, or it could be phenomenally fabulous — regardless, you’ll learn more about yourself than you could ever imagine.