It’s not as if I have changed a lot, but to some extent I can say I have. The me you knew in 2012 and the previous years may not be the same me you will know in 2013. Forgive me if you will never live to notice any changes, but at least I know I am not the same. Briefly, I will focus on the areas that you will definitely not take interest in, hence may never notice. The very first change, and not to be termed as a new year resolution, is that I have completely stopped focusing on things that cannot help me. Yeah right, I could have said people instead of things. I know you may have never noticed this, listen and get it from me. All the notes I ever wrote here and some updates in Face book were at least directed at a specific person. I constantly denied this and I always pretended to be just a general blogger, but deep within I knew it was true. I have stopped doing this, and believe me I have. I know in the end someone will associate this blog to himself (I said HIMSELF) but I know you are not anywhere in my mind, at least not as of now. Secondly, I have stopped caring about people who love themselves so much and constantly fail to follow the commandment. Jesus said we love our neighbors as we love ourselves. I chose to use the word neighbor coz I do consider all my friends my neighbors. Have never taken time to research on what the word neighbor means, but at times am tempted to think even my biological sisters and brothers are nothing but just neighbors. I believe Google defines a neighbor as someone that stays next to another; exactly what we do even at home. For those that stopped sharing rooms, at least your brother or sister stays next to your room and that makes them your neighbors. Anyway, that may not hold water, for as far as some intellectuals are concerned but at least it does to me. When I regard everyone as my neighbor as from 2013, it helps reduce the magnitude of the pain caused when these much loved people decide to do otherwise. For a moment I can convince myself that enlarging the distance between our neighborhoods will do mw lots of service in healing. Enough said. Most importantly, I will be the peacemaker and homemaker that I doubt I ever was before. I had this tendency of using silence as a way of being at peace with myself, especially during those terrible times when the people I so loved could decide to mishandle me. I think I have a talent of forgetting and completely erasing people from my mind, soul and heart. Good thing is I never do this without letting them know. The unlucky ones who never lived to see my face in 2013 or rather hear my voice and also see my handwriting (lest the people I haven’t spoken with in 2013 count themselves here, hehehehe) were already forgotten and there is little I may do to bring them back. Am not a hater, but that was me before I made this change by the help of the Holy Spirit. I know there are many others I had promised to forget about; thank God you are the dearest to me now. Simply stated, if you ever hear me say sorry and break the silence even when you are so sure you don’t deserve it, it’s because we are in 2013. It will be my year of peace; a prayer I made at 00.00.00 is on 1st January. For those who called and though I was asleep, at least you know what I was doing at that particular minute. Hehehehehehe. Lest I forget and leave you wondering with the nature of the article, I also decided to keep smiling, keep laughing and keep it simple in 2013. I love your opinions, more especially when they remain unsaid, unwritten and unseen. Thanks for the me I have always been for the 20 and three quarter years have lived, the 21st year to the day I will be with daddy will be better. Before me is a bright future that most of us may never live to see with their naked eyes. May God help me.