An ode to January 1, 2000
In case you missed it, today is predicted to be the end of the world.
I’ve made it through several ends of the world.
Maybe you have too.
What I like best about the end of the world is the day after.
The new beginning.
Here are some words from a guy you might have heard of:
“Everyday, think as you wake up, today I am fortunate to have woken up, I am alive, I have a precious human life, I am not going to waste it. I am going to use all my energies to develop myself, to expand my heart out to others, to achieve enlightenment for the benefit of all beings, I am going to have kind thoughts towards others, I am not going to get angry or think badly about others, I am going to benefit others as much as I can.” –Dalai Lama