Prompt for December 9 | Project Reverb

Surprise: What surprised you the most this year?

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There are all kinds of surprises. The good ones shine in the moment and glow through the following days. But, it seems to be the tougher surprises which stick in our minds. I’ve had both kinds of surprises this year. Tonight I’m feeling peaceful enough that I don’t want to put ripples in my pond by thinking too much about the surprises from the past year.

Prompt for December 3 | Project Reverb

Brave: What was the bravest thing you did in 2013?

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I don’t feel brave and mostly I seem to be letting things go and not doing as much as I really could if I weren’t making excuses and procrastinating. But, even in the middle of a mess there are brave moments, days and weeks.

I’ve felt brave when I faced things. Put a good face forward. I don’t want to dredge up specifics. It was enough to have faced it all, done my best and gone forward enough that some things are now part of my past rather than hanging around looking like threats in my future.

It is terrific when you face something hard and find out it wasn’t as bad as all the build up you had given it.

Prompt for December 2 | Project Reverb

Shine: What was the best moment of 2013?

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The best thing which came along in 2013 was my new nephew, Gavin. Congratulations to my sister, Grace and her husband, Gareth. As a moment, I was really happy the first time I held that new baby boy.

The planet certainly has more human population than it can handle, but one new baby boy is still one new baby boy. A new person starting life in this world.

Prompt for December 1 | Project Reverb

At the start: Where did you start 2013?  Give us some background on this year.

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I’m pretty sure I was here for New Year’s Eve last year. Alone, but ok with being alone.

Being alone isn’t a curse. It’s nice to have the quiet and make your own decisions about what you’re going to do each day and how you want to do it.

I seem to be finishing 2013 almost identically to 2012. I’m in a stalemate with myself.