Today is the 1st day of the brand new year! Happy New Year wishes are in order, many are thinking about resolutions and how to make the best of the year ahead. I too have been thinking about the upcoming year. I don’t usually make resolutions. maybe this is a cop-out because those just seem to go out the window quickly, I told you how I fared with my goals for 2012 (not good), but for whatever reason this is the time of year that it seems right to take a personal inventory of sorts and figure out what I am wanting to do differently in my life. It’s like a new beginning.
As I have taken my inventory, and in light of some events that have happened recently ….I realize that life is short…you never really know what you’re going to deal with in any given year, or at any given time. I have been thinking about what’s important to me.
I want to make a changes (remember no resolutions)….the changes are to learn to live in moment, to remember that life (my life, your life, any life) is precious, to make the best of each day, to love God by showing his love to others, pray more and choose (yes I said choose) happiness. I have learned a couple of things in my forty something years, sometimes the hard way, one of them, is that I am the only person, that I can change, but I would like to hope that as I share, I can encourage you…so here’s my dose of encouragement….Learn to live in the moment, enjoy the people that you love, forgive the people who have hurt you, let go of the silly grudges, love God, he loves you! Today is the first day of the rest of your life, not just the first day of the year.
I’m not perfect, I know that I will get all caught up in the daily grind of life and all of the curve balls that get thrown my way, and I’ll forget now and again. I don’t want to forget….so I posted this graphic on the sign in screen of my computer…I’ll see it, everyday, and remember to not forget! Hopefully that will work.
He has shown you, O man, what is good. And what does the Lord require of you? To act justly and to love mercy and to walk humbly with your God. Micah 6:8