Time for New Beginnings
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.
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.
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.