Ok folks, you know the drill!
Time is running out…
Last chance to organize your time and your life.
Last chance to ditch all the bad habits you’ve developed.
Last chance to find the perfect diet.
Last chance to set goals so you can accomplish everything you want in 2015.
We’re talking a mere two days, a few measly hours to conjure up the NEW YOU for the NEW YEAR!
Yeah…well…I’m sort of fond of the OLD me. I’ve lived with her for nearly 65 years and she’s come a LONG way baby! While I love this time of year and I fully embrace the “turn a new page, write a new story” philosophy, I don’t want to ever forget that each day, no matter when it falls on the calendar, is an opportunity to make choices that improve on what I did yesterday.
I still hold to the idea of “do the best you can, where you are, with what you have”. I’ve made some serious mistakes in the past and I’ve done some things that I’d rather not dwell on…but I’m not that person anymore. I’m not in that situation. I’m not living that day. I’m living this one. The person I am today would never think, say, or do some of the things my younger self thought were right at the time.
Moving forward and making changes is a daily process. I won’t panic tomorrow night if I haven’t quite figured out what I want to accomplish next year or who I want to be when I grow up. Given the events of the past year and especially the last month, I’ll just be grateful each day to wake up and have a chance to do the best I can.
I like to read Matthew 6:34 and I am fond of the NIV version: “Therefore do not worry about tomorrow, for tomorrow will worry about itself. Each day has enough trouble of its own.”