Today, is the first blank page of a 365 page book... What will this book say about your life a year from now?
2015...is here and with it comes opportunities for each of us to make a difference in our little piece of the world. Some opportunities will present themselves in what appears to be small inconsequential moments; a warm smile offered to a passing stranger, holding the door open for a woman wrangling an active group of little’s, or paying for a cup of coffee for a total stranger. Some opportunities will present themselves in ways that have the ability to impact someones world and change the quality of their life; giving warm clothes and blankets to a homeless shelter, helping raise money to build water wells in under developed countries, adopting a less fortunate family for Christmas. I believe that when we give with a joyful heart our hearts are filled with joy and our life is better for it.
The bible tells us that God’s mercies are new every morning, Lamentations 3:22-23. There is no need to wait until the beginning of a new year to make changes in our life or the lives of those around us. However, we embrace the opportunity to do just this every January 1st. We make lists of resolutions; being more organized, eating healthier, getting more exercise, read our bible everyday, drink less, quit smoking, learn a foreign language, wake up earlier, get more sleep, visit family, and on and on and on!
Sure, today is the 1st day of the new year and there is no time like now to make a change for the better. So DO IT! Choose one thing to change today…Turn off the TV and read a book. Get up off the couch and go for a walk. Throw out all of the Christmas sweets and replace it with healthy snacks; fresh fruits, veggies and nuts. Start today…it’s the first day of the rest of your life. Then tomorrow do the same thing…choose one thing to change and just DO IT!
Every day of our life is the 1st day of the rest of our life. We don’t have to wait…we can make the change now. If you didn’t start yesterday then today is the day. No need to make a resolution…just make a change and live the life you’ve imagined. What will you write on the blank page today?