People are so worried about what they eat between Christmas and the New Year, but they really should be worried about what they eat between the New Year and Christmas.
One of my daily devotionals for New Years Day said that, for years, many of us have been making and breaking New Year's resolutions. Change an s to a v, and make a New Year's revolution.
That got me to thinking about how resolutions can be revolutions. A revolution makes perfect sense as we begin a new year, for the complete revolution of the earth around the sun takes one year's time
Resolutions require more than individual resolve to become accomplishments. And sometimes it takes a resolution to start a revolution. The resolution was made, but the resolve doesn’t last. I believe it just might be better find a way to revolutionize our lives. A sort of interior uprising against all that holds us back from being the best we can be.
We want to leave behind the habits and circumstances that make us feel like anything less than ourselves. We want to hold fast to what is good.
Remember: It is time for a fresh start. Begin to notice things in your life that you enjoy, that you’d like more of.
Every man should be born again on the first day of January. Start with a fresh page. Take up one hole more in the buckle if necessary, or let down one, according to circumstances; but on the first of January let every man gird himself once more, with his face to the front, and take no interest in the things that were and are past.
Henry Ward Beecher