Tuesday, January 5, 2010

Looking Forward

This time of year, we see a lot of lists.

Best music of the decade––according to Rolling Stone Magazine. Best play of the year. Worst movies. Best this, worst that. C'mon, do we really need anyone to tell us what is best or worst? So, to jump on the bandwagon––or at least in front of it––I decided to leave all the old and past pleasures alone and look ahead to 2010. Here's what I'd like to see, I'm going to see and see how the hell I'm going to get all these things done before the new New Year.

Spend more time with my Wife.
Spend more time with my kids, Adam, Ryan, Travis and Kaity.
Spend more time with Lucky & Eli.
Write more. About stuff I like. In any format. Style. Any subject. Whenever I get the urge.
Inner peace. Really. I'm not kidding. It's gonna happen. Soon.
More time for me.
Be nicer to people I love.
Be nicer to people I work with. At least once.
Smile more.
Cry while laughing. (It's the best).
Tell people I appreciate them.
Clarity. On anything. At least once.
Volunteer. More.
Learn something new every day.
The smell of cut grass.
Celebrating birthdays. Especially my own.
Have a heart to heart talk with God. At least once.
A clean PET scan, so I'm cancer free.
Cry while laughing. (It's still the best).

Yeah, that should take all year. But it should also take place every day, right? So what's next?

Looking forward to accomplish the list above.


Dennis Pyritz, RN said...

Greg, Our recent communication was fortuitous. I have selected you post for the next Guest Post. I have included two links to your site so you should see some additional traffic. This also gets you listed in our Honor Roll for Excellence in Cancer Writing. Congratulations!

Jason Gladu said...

This is a great post. Very moving. I originally saw this post on Dennis' blog BeingCancer.net. I can't agree with you more about laughing more often.
Take care,

Greg Johnston said...

Thanks for the kind words. And for taking the time to read.