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A Running Start

This first weekend of the new year is a gift to be opened.

by Greg Asimakoupoulos
January 2, 2004

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A Running Start_Greg Asimakoupoulos-This first weekend of the new year is a gift to be opened A weekend at the front end of a new year
is one last Christmas present.
It allows for a running start at a fresh start.
It’s gives us a chance
to dance with a few more lazy days
before we must embrace
a week of work that just won’t wait.
It’s a holiday after a holy day
providing us a just cause
for thoughtful pause
as we contemplate
what’s lies ahead
as well as the ups and downs
of a year now dead.
It’s a time to mourn.
It’s a time to give thanks.
It’s a time to refocus some goals
(and to watch some being kicked on the gridiron).
It’s a time to resolve problems
and resolve to do better.
Better yet, it’s a time to start over
brand new.

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