It’s not unusual to find me relaxing at home on New Year’s Eve, and that’s where I was this 31 December.
I decided, however, that I wanted to do something different to ring in the New Year besides just watching a movie or surfing the web.
So at about 11:50pm on 31 December, I started the shower.
While the water was getting hot, I opened the package with the new pajamas my mother sent me for Christmas, and I opened the new pack of underwear that I’d purchased about a week before New Year’s Eve.
When the water was just the right temperature, I got in and washed from the crown of my head to the heels of my feet.
When I was done with my shower, it was 01 January 2011.
A newly cleaned me started a new year in new pajamas and new underwear.
I said my first prayer for 2011 and took my first rest of the new year.
I’m thankful for a new and clean beginning.