I’ve been reminded that there is a natural order to this world that has a silver lining: A beginning and an end to all things. 2014 has ended and 2015 has begun. Seasons, months, weeks, days, birthdays and ‘end-days’ all have a natural beginning and end. We tend to celebrate the beginnings more than the ends. We are accepting of the end because it heralds the promise of a new hope filled beginning. That which has ended cannot be changed but that which begins is up to you. (That my friends is the silver lining – a little bit of power that’s all yours).
The promise of a new hope filled beginning is the opportunity we have to create our lives and shape them into what we want them to be. To have another go at doing things differently, or doing more of what worked well. This is the gift of life. Each new day brings with it opportunities to try again, improve, change, grow, love. Take the opportunity of crafting and creating your life each new day, you don’t have to wait for a new year.
So with this brand new day, freshly arrived and ready to be shaped and moulded, ask yourself:
• What worked well yesterday? Do more of that today.
• What did you do yesterday that you would like to do differently? Try that today.
Today, I am going to eat healthy foods. What are you going to do?