By Kevin Thomson – Staff Writer
We spend all our lives seeking answers. We seek
conclusions. We seek meanings. We seek ourselves.
We seek sandwiches. As we grow, we find out more
about ourselves. As we learn about ourselves, we
discover there’s more we are capable of. As
we discover our capabilities, we experience new and
thrilling aspects of life. As we experience life,
we grow. Within these small aspects of life lie important
lessons and growth opportunities for each of us.
2011 is upon us. Although it is just a label, we
can use the label to symbolize a period of our life.
What was your highlight of 2009? Was it when you
were "doing" something or when you were
waiting for something to happen? Was it something
random or planned? Was it emotional or logical? Was
it duplicable or unique? Your answers to these questions
could provide you with a game plan for the next 12
month period. Like it or not, whatever you do in
the next 12 months is how you will remember 2011.
For me, the highlight was and always will be the
people. People in situations where they are closer
to their "raw" selves than normal. A cocktail
party is not where I meet "people", but
rather where I may meet the "portrayal" of
people. To be fair, I’ve met "portrayals" of
people in the outdoors too, but that doesn’t
last long when the action starts. In general, people
tend to be more themselves in natural settings and
when they are asked to put themselves to the test.
That’s where my favorite moments of 2010 were.
What were your highlights of 2010? That is where
you need to expand, relish and enjoy in 2011 but
in a bigger, better fashion. I’m sure we all
realize the potential for excitement in 2011 is up
to each one of us. I am going to take 2011 and turn
it into the most memorable year, what about you?