Yes, we’re at the end of a year and beginning of a new year. I think it’s one of the best decisions that was made many, many years ago to have a yearly calendar because it gives people a fresh start. It helps us to organize and straighten out our lives and choose to make positive changes in our lives. It’s also a reminder to each of us to reflect on what the past year of our lives has brought and what we’ve learned and helps us focus on what we need to improve. If we lived our lives as one day after another we might live more in the present moment but we would miss out on the benefits of having a yearly schedule if you will to follow.
It’s funny because we really do well when we have a semi structured life. We can’t live lives that are scheduled every minute of every day but with some structure in our lives we’re able to work jobs, spend time with our families and learn how to make each moment count.
But with this new year, and every new year, I’m reminded anew of the blessing that it brings us to be able to make changes in our lives and to dream a new dream. It’s never too late to start fresh or make changes in your life. Until, of course the day comes that you’ve run out of time and you’ve used up all your moments. With this new year I want to encourage you to use your moments to the fullest. It’s not too late for you to make your dreams come true, or to have new dreams that actually excite you.
I know that dreams get tired, I know that people get tired. Which is why it’s important to evaluate each year where you’ve been and where you’re going. The awesome thing is you only have to set the goals you want to set. Set goals for each day, set goals for each month, set goals for this year. Make it manageable so that your dreams can become a reality. This year, I challenge you to make this your year. In addition to whatever words or themes you’re choosing for this year, choose to make this year the year that you become and show yourself to the world. Take the wheel and make this new year your year.
“You are never too old to set another goal or to dream a new dream.” C. S. Lewis