New Year.

Time to celebrate our strengths.
To applaud our accomplishments.

Never too late to start welcoming each day
with anticipation and joy!

Sorting memories, embracing dreams.
Seeing who you are and where you have been.

Your spirit is strong.
Stubbornness softened over time.

Living each day with a bit more strength.
Your impatience now tempered with wisdom and humor.

A New Year with undiscovered possibilities.


Janet Cormier is a painter, writes prose and poetry, and performs comedy. Janet prefers different and original over pretty. She loves collecting stuff, but cleaning not so much. Janet also talks to strangers. A lot. Her column appears weekly on Oddball Magazine.