New Year, New Beginnings (Music Theme for December 31)

Like any year, 2013 has had its ups and downs. At the moment, it seems the scale is tipped in the direction of down, but that’s just my current story. And in the end, it doesn’t matter, because 2014 is really coming. I can say good-bye to 2013 and embrace the possibilities of 2014.

Sometimes, it seems we put a little too much stock in the new year, hoping that some magical “reset” button is going to make things better. But I know there is nothing magical about it. I also know that much of what will happen in the new year is beyond my control. But my attitudes about it are in my control. And my intentions for the new year are in my control. So, I will focus on building a set of intentions (not resolutions) for 2014. Watch this space for more!Β  πŸ™‚

In the meantime, here are some of the songs that I take into the new year with me. Thanks to Collaborator for her assistance in finding these songs that I will use toΒ inspire me,Β motivate me,Β and keep me keeping on when it seems difficult to do so. According to one of them, I have five hundred twenty-five thousand six hundred minutes in 2014. My first intention is to make the most of those minutes.

Still Got Tonight (Matthew Morrison)

Taking Chances (Glee)

Seasons of Love (Rent)

At the Beginning (Anastasia)


I Know Where I’ve Been (Hairspray)

Closing Time (Semisonic)


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26 comments on “New Year, New Beginnings (Music Theme for December 31)

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    • Thanks, Randee. Happy New Year back at you! I’ll be sharing more about intentions soon. AND one of my intentions is to finally finish writing my MOMENT IN TIME posts. I have them started. πŸ™‚

      • Oh good! I was wondering if you were getting frustrated by the whole thing. Glad it’s continuing! πŸ™‚ Even if some of us are a little slow! By the way, how do you decide the moments? Is it random? Or do you have a method? or is it a big secret? Enquiring minds want to know! πŸ™‚

      • Random. I try not to choose a time when I’m going to be doing something special. I want to find more meaning in the “regular” moments of life. I’ll continue it for a while and see if there’s any interest. If not, that’s okay. I learned a lot doing it. (And one thing I learned is what a wonderful friend you are.)

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  3. Oh how do we measure indeed—says me who can’t keep a timepiece of any kind in good working order. No, that’s not a joke. I’ve broken every watch and clock in my possession for years and years. Not intentionally either.
    The Rent singers are great! I’m going to have to listen to more of them. A Year Full of more metaphorical minutes than you can count–and much Hope too, Deborah.
    Closing Time—good song too. Thanks, Deborah.
    Oh you might enjoy a listen to a new song I posted — La Lista. it’s very UP-beat and full of smiling joy. πŸ™‚

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