I was driving along the highway today and thinking as I often do, when it came to me: What exactly is the big deal about a new year? I mean, on December 31, 2015 we went to sleep like we always do and if you were blessed or lucky, which ever you choose to believe; you woke up on the top side of the soil one more time just as you did the day before. So, what’s the big deal about a new year? I mean really …it’s only a continuation of the 24 hours prior right?
So why do we get all bent out of shape about it? Why do we stress about it and try to spend at least the first few weeks trying so desperately to do it differently? How about we just make a decision to 1) Be thankful for another day 2) Work to pick up where we left off and simply strive to make this one a little better (One day at a time. I mean that’s all we really have anyway) and 3)Simply decide that the only thing that is really in need of becoming new are our attitudes, ideas, intentions and our actions.
I don’t know, it was just a thought, but it took some of the pressure off of me and gave me the liberty to just “be”. Personally I tend to do better with this than all of the bogus resolutions and the fears of having to begin again. Maybe it might help some of you to see it this way too.
Just do the best you can, while you can, for as long as you can, and try each day to do it a little bit better than the day before and see what happens. Then by all means please give yourself credit for all of the days that you actually succeed at this and just forget about the rest because you can never get them back anyway, right?
I mean its up to you however you choose to look at it, and either way it’s really okay. But actually Id like to look at it it as simply, to be continued…
Happy today! have a great one day at a time for the next 361.