Out With The OLD . . . In With The NOW December 31, 2014Posted by nrhatch in Food & Drink, Happiness, Mindfulness.
* Remain awake and aware.
* Stay focused on THIS moment.
* Enjoy the journey.
* Be patient. Allow the path to unfold.
* Be Here Now.
Midnight tonight (New Year’s Eve) signals the transition from OLD to NEW in venues all around the world.
It’s an arbitrary calendar event, much like Christmas, but one shrouded in tradition, folklore, and celebration.
Since moving to Florida, BFF and I no longer celebrate the arrival of the New Year by sitting on the couch to watch revelers in Times Square watch a big ball descend a long pole amid a cacophonous chorus of horns, whistles, bells, drums, fanflukers, and sardineous screams of 3! … get off my foot … 2! … stop pushing! … 1! … Happy New Year!!!
Weather permitting, we greet the New Year on the beach with fireworks screaming overhead at midnight.
A few years ago, we watched a show on New Year’s traditions around the world. Our ears perked up and stomachs growled with delight when the host mentioned that eating chocolate on New Year’s Eve will improve one’s “luck” in the New Year.
Chocolate? Yes, please.
We have an ample supply of chocolate at the ready . . . which we plan to inhale before heading out to the fireworks.
And again on our return.
Just for good measure.
Aah . . . that’s better!
How do you “ring in” the New Year? Alone or With Friends? In or Out? Awake and Aware? Sound Asleep? Sleepwalking? Sober? Intoxicated?
Our mood at midnight (as well as the type of food we eat) tends to follow us into the New Year.
Enjoy a smorgasbord of gustatory pleasures and your heart’s delight tonight . . . for tomorrow we die-et!