We’ll Take A Cup Of Kindness…

When George Baily gave up all hope, Clarence, an angel-in-waiting, needed to show him that his life had more meaning that he could ever have fathomed. How, as mere mortals, was George (and all of us, actually) able to grasp the profundity that every being effects/affects every other being he/we come in contact with? Stephen Sondheim touched upon that message too, in the song “No One Is Alone”,  from INTO THE WOODS: “You move just a finger, say the slightest word…something’s bound to linger…be heard…you are not alone…” (that show touches me on a deeper level than any other of his masterpieces – and that’s saying a lot coming from a self-proclaimed Sondheimite.)

2011 was too rough a year for too many people I love, so my hope is for a 2012 that is filled with promise and peace and prosperity – mentally, monetarily too, but most importantly, soulfully. I know these are clichés, but clichés are clichés for a reason – because they are borne of truth.

The power of intestinal fortitudinous is mighty. It’s a fundamental, natural gift we all born with, and it lives within the caverns of our deepest souls. It is revitalized in need, during our darkest times, resurrected right on the cusp of us giving up. But we never give up – it won’t allow us to. For we are the captains of our own souls and the creators of our own fates…we survive.

But we also need to be the people that we can actually look into the mirror at…and be more than that reflection, not less.

Happy 2012. Bring it on.

Should auld acquaintance be forgot, 
And never brought to mind? 
Should auld acquaintance be forgot, 
And auld lang syne…

For auld lang syne, my dear, 
For auld lang syne. 
We’ll take a cup o’ kindness yet, 
For auld lang syne…

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