Let Us Go Forward
As we say farewell to 2007 and prepare to welcome 2008 it is traditional for many to reflect on the pass year and plan for the coming year with New Year’s Resolutions.
I am no different. As I look back on 2007 there were good moments and bad. Our nonprofit has grown with new staff and more funding. My family, we’re all still here. I got a taste of politics and though it was bittersweet the experience was well worth it. This year my childhood friend passed away unexpectedly. As young boys he and I must have climbed every tree in South Memphis. Though as adults we had grown apart, he was my very first friend and I will miss him. If you have a friend that you have not spoken to for a long time stop and make a call. You never know what could happen. Overall 2007 was a good year.
As far as resolutions, I’ve made the same ones I’m sure you have: read more, work less, eat healthier, loose weight, etc. None of which I achieved. The truth is they lied to us. They promised us with all this new technology that our lives would be easier and more fulfilling. Well with cell phones, emails, microwave ovens all they have done is helped to cram more stuff into less time. Is it me or does it seem time is moving faster? All my resolutions are worthy goals so I will make them again, and very likely fail again. But that’s life. There is an additional resolution I plan to add and it’s one I hope all of you will consider. I plan to be more positive about my City. I know, I know, there is much to complain about. What is regrettable is that we spend so much time looking at the worst of Memphis that we can’t see the good. This is a great City and I’m proud to live here.
Through this blog I hope to get to know all of you better and I sincerely wish each of you a wonderful 2008!