It takes hands to build a house, but only hearts can build a home.

Author Unknown

Wednesday, December 27, 2017

Chapter 12, Page 27, Book 17

Time for New Beginnings

Taylor Addison

This is a time for reflection as well as celebration.

As you look back on the past year and all that has take place in your life,

Remember each experience for the good that has come of it and for the knowledge you have gained.

Remember the efforts you have made and the goals you have reached.

Remember the love you have shared and the happiness you have brought.

Remember the laughter, the joy the hard work, and the tears.

And as you reflect on the past year, also be thinking of the new one to come,

Because most importantly, this is a time of new beginnings and the celebration of life.

It’s all too easy to settle into a routine and let the little things slide – like our happiness, health and overall sense of well being. Use the year’s end as an opportunity to check in with yourself about whether or not you’re really where you want to be in life and what you could be doing to start turning things around.

Everything ends. But there are always new beginnings.

Ralph Bellamy

Thinking about the coming new year may bring thoughts of hope for some but for others it brings a sense of dread.  

Hopeful people know a bad situation can turn into something wonderful in a matter of minutes.  On the other hand people who have lost all hope view life from a perspective of dread.  A close cousin to fear, dread steals the ability to enjoy life and makes people anxious about the future.

Some see a hopeless end, while others see an endless hope. 

Author Unknown

Hope is the opposite of dread and a close relative of faith.  When we have faith, it leads to hope and our outlook on life and the future is positive.

Hope allows us to to remain in peace and enables us to believe the best about the days to come.

Hope is putting faith to work when doubting would be easier. 

Author Unknown


betty said...

I'm definitely thinking a lot during these last few days of 2017 on what to do different in 2018 regarding some things. It is good to take time to re-group and see what changes need to be made :)


jack69 said...

Okay, Sherry and I are laughing at the unassembled Snowman! And yes when you live in hope, the hopeless situation can turn. We have seen it.
Love from Florida.
Sherry always reads you post and comments to me, she never comments here. HOWEVER she always notices when I do not comment. LOL Tonight she says you haven't posted on MA's blog. "Yes I have!" Then look and sure enough my comment did not take. I wonder about that at times. it always says 'posting'......

Mevely317 said...

I was just looking at an upcoming weekly meme (Saturday9.blogspot), whose questions threw me for a loop. Why can I not immediately recall particular moments from the last year?

Nevertheless, these sorts of things (like you reference here!) are best pondered late at night to offset when stupid anxiety trolls come calling.

Rick Watson said...

This is my thinking week. Happy New Year.

Carol Z said...

Though I worry about the state of the world I am looking to the new year with hope, and employing a little elbow grease to go with that hope.


Using the end of the year to look back on our lives is a good thing. So we can change what needs changing in the new year. "Hope is putting faith to work when doubting would be easier. "