As I’ve gotten older, I have developed a great sense of anticipation surrounding this holiday. In younger days, it was simply a ‘get out of school’ free card. A nice little cap on the tail end of Christmas vacation.
Now, I am filled with a sense of righting past wrongs, wonderment over new possibilities, new beginnings. A clean slate; a do over. New Years is a time of reflection on the year past. Where do I need to alter my course, what can I build on?
I used to good naturedly tease my husband over his love a pens. All my good pens would disappear, only to be found later in his possession. Now I’ve come to realize, that while he may have a ‘pen fetish’ I am enthralled with notebooks. I love to shop for them, receive them as gifts and I have bunches of them that I cannot bear to part with. Each one represents a new beginning for me in some way. I have bible study journals, health journals, financial notebooks, to name a few.
There is something inexplicably intoxicating about a brand new (pretty) journal with it’s blank, pristine white pages that just beckons to receive new thoughts, ideas and plans. It is the same way with the start of a new year. New possibilities; and beginnings, afresh! I welcome you, 2016!
I am looking forward to a HAPPY New Year and I pray that my family and friends will look forward, with me, to the anticipation of a new year.
Love and blessings, sweet friend!
“Isn’t it nice to think that tomorrow is a new day with no mistakes in it,yet?” L.M. Montgomery
“It is of the Lord’s mercies that we are not consumed, because his compassions fail not. They are new every morning: great is thy faithfulness. The Lord is my portion, saith my soul; therefore will I hope in him.” Lamentations 3:22-24