Thursday, January 04, 2007
A New Year's Reflection
Ralph Waldo Emerson suggested that one should
write on his heart that every year can be the best
year he ever lived. Therefore, I should like to
give you a text for the New Year.
It wouldn't be
a bad idea to write it down somewhere so you
could consult it now and then. But it is so short
that all you need to do is write it on your consciousness. .
This will see you through the beginning of the year, the middle of the year,
and the end of the year.
It is the first four words
with which the Bible begins:
"In the beginning God..."
Take Him at the start and you will have a
wonderful time in the New Year.
Practice the art of forgetting.
Man is what he remembers, but man is also
what he forgets. One of the healthiest things a
human being can do is to become a master of forgetting.
Whatever you do, don't lug your resentments, your hates,
your frustrations, your disappointments,
your regrets into the new year.
Forge ahead! It is a great art to know how to
forget. Drop it, skip it, let it go -- whatever it is.
Make up your mind you are going to take hold
of the new year and shake the life out of it.
Drop the 't' off 'forget' and forge ahead, on the
basis of the text, "In the beginning God..."
Live a day at a time and take it as it comes.
Have you seen a calendar for the new year?
Well, you know something? In order to get to
January 2nd, you have to live through
January 1st -- no other way.
Live a day at a time and live on the basis of
easy does it. Don't get too worked up about it.
Just take it as it comes.
And then finally one more thing I would
suggest for making the New Year a wonderful
year is to expect great things and put your life
in God's hands.
Have high hopes, have great dreams, have
great belief. See visions and believe in them.
Believe that life is good and that it is going to
be better and the best is yet to come.
You know something? You are very likely
to get just what you expect.
Dr. Norman Vincent Peale
After I read this reflection I knew I would have to post it here in this journal. It is so worthwhile.
Hope this NEW YEAR is the best yet to come !
'On Ya' - ma