"There is no better time for your beginning. If not now, then when? We are each caretakers of our new beginnings."
Sometimes new beginnings are forced on us, and we fight them. I know I did. I didn't want to start a new life … I thought I wanted my old life. But I found out that life goes on, with or without us, so we may as well decide that, if a new beginning has been forced on us, we better get on the train, mentally, emotionally, spiritually and even physically.
Here's the deal. A new life is ahead of us (in reality, it is for all of us … fresh every day) and we each have the choice about whether to make the best of it or whether we are going to continue agonizing over and ranting over what has been left behind. (That does absolutely no good, by the way!)
We all get to decide how our life will be, no matter what has happened, or what a jerk he's been, or what stupid things we done. For the next two days, the last two days of 2013, lets make a concrete decision to see our situation as a bright, potential-filled adventure instead of a dark, sad road of pain. We get to decide which it will be.
Mourn as you must (you can cry and rant and rave all you want to these next two days), but then let's each put our head up and our shoulders back and get on the train of this brand new, God-directed, fun and purpose-filled year! We get to choose every single minute to take actions that will make our life better than ever. How cool is it that we get to choose what happens next no matter what has happened before this moment?
New Year's Day is just about my favorite day of the year. Let's all spend the next two days getting ready to make 2014 great.
"Because of the Lord's great love, we are not consumed, for his compassions never fail. they are new every morning…" Lamentations 3:22-23 (NIV)