Almost

Happy Monday! How blessed we are to have made it to the last day of the year. What did you accomplish this year?  What did you almost accomplish this year?  As some prepare to create New Year’s resolutions, I think it’s equally – if not more – important to reflect upon the goals you planned to obtain this year.  And as I reflect on what has been accomplished and those few things that were almost realized, I hear my mother’s voice quoting something she often shared with us:

Almost cannot avail;
Almost is but to fail!
Sad, sad, that bitter wail-
Almost, but lost!

I don’t create new year resolutions.  I do, however, choose goals just prior to my January birthday to accomplish during my next trip around the sun.  As I begin making that list, I will begin with the previous year’s almosts that they are accomplished first because I am determined to not live a life filled with a bunch of almosts.

What did you almost accomplish this year that you can complete today?
What did you almost accomplish that must be accomplished next year?

-nah

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