Goodbye And Hello!

What a day this is to say goodbye to the old year and hello to the New Year. But more than that, I want to say goodbye and hello to much more than just a year.

I would like to say goodbye to all the mean thoughts I have had and words I said. I would like to say goodbye to all the grudges I have been holding onto. I would like to say goodbye to all the anger and resentment I have felt.

How about wishing adieu to the sadness or the self-doubt or jealousy I may have experienced? It didn’t do me any good last year. Why hang on to it for another year?

I want to bid farewell to all the negative feelings, non-productive behaviors and shameful thoughts that added nothing to my life but maybe a lesson in reverse – what not to think, feel or do again in the future.

Wouldn’t it be nice to be able to end this year by saying a final adios to all those unnecessary, unworthy and unpopular actions of mine?!!! Wipe the slate clean, so to speak and say one big fat GOODBYE!!!

And start the new year by greeting a better me with a grand hello!

This year I’m going to say hello to kind words, to promises kept, to wrongs forgiven, to successes celebrated. In 2020 I’m going to embrace fairness, kindness, inclusion, empathy and humility. My New Year’s Resolutions will include thinking the best of others, empowering others and enjoying the successes of others.

I want my New Year to be the most positive, most productive, most rewarding and most fun ever.And all I have to do is say HELLO!!!


Goodbye, My Two Boys

This is goodbye, my dear little Sweeties. Gramps and I are no longer allowed to be your Grandparents. We can no longer see you, talk to you, visit with you or send you gifts. I’m not sure if you even know this has happened or what you will be told if you ask.

I only know that we love you and have loved you for one wonderful year. What a privilege that has been! I simply have to trust that this short time together will be enough. That you will know it wasn’t your fault Gramps and I were locked our of your lives. That you are worthy, valuable, lovable boys who deserved to have as many people as possible in your lives who loved you.

Your Mother is hurt and her actions were meant to hurt only us, but here we are. Your Mother is angry and her actions were meant to anger only us, but here we are. Your Mother feels attacked and her actions were meant to attack only us, but here we are. Yes, here we are at the end of a year and the end of our relationship.

Goodbye, my dear Sweeties!