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January 2016

New Year New Beginnings

Well, I am one week into 61.  I wish I knew how to do it.  Resolutions are great but follow through...not so much.  

I seem to do my best thinking in the bathtub and this morning I had some serious revelations, I guess like the things Oprah "knows for sure"...

  1.  Big Bang Theory is my mood elevator, that, and pizza with banana peppers.
  2. Breasts WILL sag if you live long enough...and I am there !
  3. People will disappoint you if you set your expectations too high.
  4. The vertical ridges in your fingernails are a sign of aging...but you can buff them out.
  5. The quena flute is beautiful but extremely difficult to play.
  6. You can fret about removing trees but won't notice when they are gone.
  7. Clutter multiplies when you aren't looking.
  8. Excess weight is greatly affected by gravity causing a wrinkly face and bulging thighs.
  9. I can't write without Shannon...and one of the sweetest things anyone said to me in 2015 is that "it's like she isn't really gone."
  10. Honeybees can make your heart lighter, and I am already feeling a little withdrawal as they cluster to survive the cold.

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There is a feeling of warm anticipation looking into 2016.  Maybe because it is a 9 year.  I'm not an expert at numerology but I do think there is something cool about numbers and especially the number 9 because it was Shannon's favorite number, and she never explained why...but here is what I realized this morning...

Shannon was born on 4 ~ 5 ( 9 )   She left this life in 1998 ( 9 )   This year is 2016 ( 9 ) and it has been 18 (9) years since she returned to Heaven.  

In numerology the number 9 has this meaning "Number 9 is the number of Universal love, eternity, faith, service to humanity, humanitarianism and the humanitarian, leading by positive example, philanthropy and the philanthropist, charity, self-sacrifice, selflessness, destiny, life purpose and soul mission, generosity, a a higher perspective, romance, inner-strength, public relations, responsibility, intuition, strength of character. "

So there you go.  It's going to be an amazing year and I am much closer to where I am going than where I began, and I may not age gracefully but I will age and it's all going to be OKAY.