As the final hours and then minutes of 2016 click away, there will certainly be a time of reflection of all the year held. Reflection is all we can do with 2016, for we cannot undo the past--history. Perhaps more important is how we will approach 2017 and the clean slate it includes. I am not a huge fan of New Year resolutions--they seem to be a sure fire way to set myself up for failure. The test becomes not keeping the resolutions, but instead how long can I keep them. Some years a week seems good!
This year I am looking at more or less-
More laughter---less sadness
More conversations---less time on social media
More good food---less junk food
More intentional seeking---less wasted time
More awareness of the wonder---less distracted gazing
More enjoyable physical activity---less time with my nose in a book
More time with friends and family---less hibernation
More affirmation---less condemnation
More awareness of the needy---less excuse making
More time with The Father---less procrastination
I could go on, but the pattern is set. The hours are dwindling--time is fleeting--there is no time like the present to turn over a new leaf, go for the gusto, begin anew. What better time to do that than a brand new year---a new calendar---a clean slate? It is my firm intent to make the final chapters--good chapters--wonder filled chapters--chapters filled with love and a lasting legacy. All I have to accomplish that is today--and today I begin again with renewed vigor!
So as I quietly say Goodbye to 2016 and all it held--I look forward to a new year--and pray I can focus on what is right, what is true, what is good.
HAPPY NEW YEAR, DEAR FRIENDS!
MAY GOD BLESS YOU IN THE YEAR TO COME!
“So teach us to number our days, that we may apply our hearts unto wisdom.”