It's hard to believe that the year is over at midnight tonight. One thing I like about New Year's Eve is the feeling that at the stroke of midnight, I have a clean slate. It may not be that I won’t have to deal with the consequences, results, or rewards of the past year’s decisions, but it does mean that I have the ability to do things different than I did before.
Now, I’m not talking about making New Year’s resolutions. Most people who have lived long enough on this earth realize that they usually don’t last past January 15th—if even that long. No, what I’m talking about is having a feeling of hope that the past is behind you and a new path awaits you. It’s time to forge past all the failures of your past, not ignoring them but learning from them. It’s time to write a new chapter in your book of life. It’s time to put you dreams into motion. And if you have no dreams, it’s time to start dreaming. See, with a new year, comes new opportunities for advancement and improvement. A new year brings with it the opportunity for redemption, to redeem yourself to those who have lost trust and faith in you.
So, don’t take the start of this New Year for granted. Take the time to reflect in retrospect on see where you are right now—in an honest light, of course. Don’t beat yourself up if you have still not accomplished your goals. And for sure, don’t start out the New Year in regret. Instead, know that you have another new opportunity to right the wrongs, to make things better, and to make a difference.
Tonight, when the clock strikes midnight, you have a clean slate, a fresh page, and a new hope for a better you and a brighter future!
Leave me a note. Let me know what you're believing for this next year. Or, let me know how you're feeling now that this year is almost over.
HAPPY NEW YEAR!
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