Friday, January 11, 2013
It will be 75 degrees here this weekend. I suppose in just a few moments....it will be time for summer vacation.
As I say at the start of each new year, I do not set resolutions. I have failed too many times in the past to set myself up for that again, but I do acknowledge that with each new year there is a sense of newness. A starting point.....just like the first Monday of a new diet or the first day of a new semester in school. A place where one can feel victorious.
There is something inside me that makes me want to throw away old things, start a new journal, clean out linen closets, rearrange some furniture and buy lots of fresh fruits and vegetables to replace the boxes of Christmas candies and cookies.I want to eat right and exercise and make my bed up every morning. I want to be on time and delete my email messages right after I read them. I am at the starting point...and it is all still possible.
I want to experience the new in the New Year and not just in the first few weeks.
I am excited about what is ahead.
I am hopeful and happy.
I am free to try and free to fail.....and free to experience the goodness that comes from a fresh start. There is no slate that has been wiped clean, no big change that has taken place.....it is just an attitude in my heart.
New.... I feel it!
Now....what am I going to do with it?
2013... A NEW year.
I realize I am a little late with the holiday wishes, but....
Happy New Year to you and yours!
I hope it will be our very best year yet!