I absolutely LOVE this day!
I love new beginnings and fresh starts. I suppose it might be because I make so many mistakes and take so many mis-steps that I need the belief that it’s okay; I’m still learning, and I can always start over! If I didn’t have that, I fear I would drown in discouragement.
So, today I take a minute to think back on 2013, and write down in my journal every good thing that came of the year. At first the list isn’t huge, but I keep it by me, and as I go through the day I add everything that comes to mind. I know I’ll have quite a list by the time we sit down to dinner. This year I’m inviting my family to join me in the activity, and we’ll have something pretty fun to discuss at dinner.
I also have another list I’ve started – one of things I hope to accomplish in 2014. It could be called a list of resolutions, but I think more of it as things to look forward to, to motivate me to grow and take more steps toward becoming the person I’d like to be.
Life brings us much of sorrow and difficulty. It’s just an inherent part of this existence. But I hope that today you can take a moment – or a few – and make note of the good things that have come into your life this past year. May you find joy in those memories, and hope for the future, knowing that in every challenge there lies the possibility for growth and greater wisdom.
Here’s to a great 2014!