Monday, December 17, 2007

Resolution This Season!



I was lost in thoughts as I walked down this long corridor at work. My mind was full of tasks to finish at work, chores to complete at home, and this, and that, and everything else. Before I realized I came face-to-face this giant “Santa Claus”, with long white beard and a beaming smile. But for the red attire he fit the role to the dot. To avoid collision, I stepped aside and he did the same. I stepped the other way and he followed. We began to apologize, our eyes met and we grinned from ear to ear, and he went “Wanna dance?”
I couldn't help but laugh. As we walked away, he never knew he had made my day. My week was going from bad to worse and I needed the laugh and a reminder to take life easy. Not always seriously, worrying all the time. Somehow that chance encounter made things lighter and bearable. As the seasons change, I have finally found the perfect New Year's resolution. Believe me, I am big on resolutions! I have a tendency to stick and follow through come hell or high water.

So this one is a toughie, starting today I will treasure each moment in life, give it the worth its due and live life to the full.... for the value of human life is surely priceless.

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In response to the prompt from Writer's Island
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25 comments:

Remiman said...

ul,
"tis a fine resolution to be sure.
Don't ya just love those impromptu moments that bring a smile to the soul?
People enjoying people; no better way to depict the season.
rel

Prats said...

**I will treasure each moment in life, give it the worth its due and live life to the full.... for the value of human life is surely priceless.

So priceless a resolution. Hope more Santas step into your path all the way...
Merry Christmas

keith hillman said...

Some resolution and not the easiest one to live up to! I wish you well.

Rambler said...

what a resolution to have.. wish you all the best...

Pauline said...

and don't forget to dance!

gautami tripathy said...

Such moments make life so worthwhile!



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paisley said...

i too am calculating a response to my total disregard for life.. i am hoping that the solstice of winter will allow me renewal this year... a renewed desire to be part of this life... thank you for this wonderful reinforcement....

Just Jen said...

Santa knows what you wanted for Christmas, a dance!
Thanks for making my day too!

Just Jen said...

PS. I hope your daughter feels better soon!

Anonymous said...

Your resolution is wonderful, but what struck me even more was your remark that you actually can keep them. I hope this one takes less work than you think it will.

(Hope your daughter is OK.)

Marcia (MeeAugraphie)

lissa said...

That's a wonderful resolution but it is a hard one to keep. We cant' always remind ourselves how lucky we are.

I wish you success in keeping your resolution.

Crafty Green Poet said...

Your story made me smile and I think your resolution is great!

Thinking aloud said...

treasure every moment...how true i learnt it the hard way...

hope all went well at the ER visit...

season's greetings and wishing you a great year ahead!!

Preethi said...

Yes do treasure every moment in life.. we all should..
Priceless Resolution

Poetic Trails

Marja said...

Great resolution I work on that one too. It is easy when you work with children They show you.
Merry Christmas and see you next year.

tumblewords said...

Indeed a great resolution -

Lea said...

I love the first line and images it evokes... to find the beauty and laughter and appreciation for life is priceless.

I trust your daughter is doing well.

I am so grateful for the angels that come in many guises and help us along the path into life...

Mary Timme said...

Oh, moments like that are so great. Thanks for sharing that one. It made me smile and enjoy and remember. That's what a written word should do.

SweetTalkingGuy said...

Human life is surely priceless!
You're very brave to make a public resolution! Here's hoping that you can treasure each moment in life. Greetings of the season to you!

Lucy said...

I just love people like that Santa! Some may have gotten miffed and made that aggravated noise with their breath. Don't you wish we could mentally let people like that know how much their good nature helped us? Such a nice story, hope you're having a better day! and MERRY CHRISTMAS!

Aaarti said...

Hey UL

Thanks for coming by and those lovely words on my blog..

I hope the year brings loads of happiness for you.. :)enjoy life and keep smiling..
dance as if there is music in ur head all the time.. i do that at times.. wonderful feeling~~:D

Fenny said...

... so often it's those little tiny moments that will make your day worth while ... even if some rain falls in life ... they're the little treasures that will pull you through and ...
resolutions can be made everyday ... so why not start today :)

Merry X-mas to you and your loved ones too

Fenny

Redness said...

Yay, you'll be glad you made that one - sing loud and dance too! Hugs xx

Bala said...

How very true! It is on such occasions that we notice, that we have been taking life so seriously, even our face has turned into a sharp, serious frown. Wish a smilecomes your way all thru the New Year

Happy New yera to you all

totomai said...

oh yes, each moment should be treasured. such a cute story happy holidays to you :-)