‘Tis New Year’s Eve 2010 and we’re just a few hours from 2011.  It’s time to put on U2 and play them loudly.  Heck, I might even get out the guitar and do my Edge impersonation as I cycle through Am, C and F with great vigor. 

A world in white–but not here in Texas–gets under way.

The ultimate line in New Year’s Day is–Nothing changes on New Year’s Day.  From a little investigation, the meaning to New Year’s Day is quite deep and politically charged and hopeful about life in Ireland and Poland in the 1980s.

And even today, here in America, to me, it has another meaning when contrasted with what became of 2010, and what could spill over into 2011 if I were to let it.

I don’t desire to be in that lot.  So with the stroke of midnight, I’m resolved that 2011 is going to be totally different than 2010.   Maybe that’s a decision I could have made and started living a few months ago, but there’s closure here on this last day of December.  I’m putting things away.  I’m returning things I can’t stand the sight to see anymore.  I’m doing like my favorite Auburn player Cam Newton and putting my head down, tucking the ball away, forgetting about the charged-up distractions off the field, and running forward into the awaiting defense and offering them a good stiff-arm, and running as fast as I may. There’s an end zone ahead of me, after all.

For me, everything’ I can influence is going to change on New Year’s Day.

How about for you?  Are you going to let the issues of 2010 continue to follow you in 2011 like the chains of Jacob Marley or are you going to make something new of it all?

I hope to see you on the other side.  As Bono said, “Torn apart, we can be one.” Onward!

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