In just a few hours, we will be moving on to 2023. And I have a confession to make: I don't know the words to Auld Lang Syne.
I looked them up, and I mostly recognize them. But, wow, we don't talk like this anymore. In my exhaustive research of about 5 minutes, I have determined that this was originally a Scottish folk song. And the language resembles what we think of as English.
As far as I can tell, this is a conversation between old friends, sharing a drink and reminiscing. Sharing our hearts deepens our relationships. And reflecting on life helps us know ourselves.
New Year's is a time to think about what life is all about. It's a time to get beneath the daily grind, and see what the grind is yielding. Is it worth it? Do we like who we are becoming? Are our relationships becoming more healthy? Are we learning from our hardships? Are we becoming more kind or more harsh?
Take a cup o' kindness with a friend, and share your heart. You might slow down enough to wake up.