Happy New Year!!
Today is January 1, 2014. It is the beginning of another year. For many that means resolutions…promises to make changes, usually. For most, those resolutions will soon be broken and forgotten. I don’t make any new year’s resolutions. I know I, like most, would fail to see them through. So instead, I look at the new year as a tablet of blank pages…a clean slate, if you will.
The beginning of a new year, to me, is a new beginning. Time to say goodbye to the past year…the heartache…the strife…the grief…the ______ (fill in the blank). I’ll confess 2013 wasn’t all I had hoped it would be. But, I won’t dwell on the past. I choose to look ahead to 2014 with optimism. The year lies before me (each of us) as blank pages. How will we fill those pages? Will they be filled with fear, anger, disappointment, depression? Or, will we choose to fill them with friends, happiness, fun, love, good times? I don’t know…yet. The year ahead is being written. Each of us has a blank page waiting to be filled with the story of our lives in 2014. It is another chapter in the book called Your Life.
As I said, I don’t make resolutions. I do try to set some goals for myself, and I’ve done that. Many are very personal, and I’m not ready to share those here in a public format. Maybe at some point, but not yet. I do, however, plan to share much via this blog. I wasn’t very motivated to write extensively in 2013, but I hope to change that in 2014. This is my outlet to share some of what I will write on my blank pages this year.
So here we are. A new year and a book of blank pages lies before each of us. I invite you to begin writing this chapter of your life. I’ll share some of mine, and I hope you will comment and share some of yours. Let’s welcome 2014 with open arms and open minds and see where it takes us. I wish you blessings, peace, love and happiness and look forward to seeing the writing that will fill the blank pages.