Happy is a relative term. Old or
The proverbial blanket of white
Too pretty to feel cold
Takes the shape of all it covers.
Stillness, early sunset comes
All muffled by the still-falling snowflakes
Not too windy, instead,
The kind of falling snow that
Holiday parade officials wish would fall as Santa arrives.
But not Christmas, now, despite the colorful lights
Still visible in families’ windows and yards
Just a lovely steady snowfall
Coating the houses, the porches, the trees,
And sending small animals into
Contemplation of a New Year
Fill in the blanks.
Five Significant Memories: Look back
Four predictable events to come: Look forward
Three Highlights of the Year that’s Ending: Reminisce
Two Good Habits to Continue and Enjoy: Look ahead while looking back.
One — just one!
One Goal for the year to come
Think it over.
Declare the goal real. Relevant. Possible.
Now drink a toast,
Whether champagne or grape juice
Promise yourself it’ll happen.
Then make it so.