I am so excited for this new year to begin. I’m not wishing this one away too soon, but am surely welcoming the new one.
I love change. (I know that sounds strange, but I do) I love the fact that things can start anew and that you can start with a clean slate. The new year symbolizes a chance to reinvent yourself, to be the person you see yourself as in your dreams. It’s a time where no one criticizes you for wanting to start a new hobby, begin a new diet, travel to somewhere exotic, leave a bad relationship, etc, because you can always say “I want to do things different this year“, or “I want to start the new year off right.”
Well, I am going to say, “I want to do things different this year.” I am leaving behind last year, while holding on to the lessons I’ve learned. For me, this means that in 2011 I will:
-Get involved with the youth at my church more
-Do more random acts of kindness
-Volunteer at homeless shelters (not just during peak season…ex.The holidays)
-Donate more clothing than I buy (This will be a challenge)
-Pass on knowledge that I discover about poverty, injustice, and health concerns
-Love more, judge less, and keep my mouth closed more often (Challenging like no other!)
I hope that 2010 was memorable for all of you, whether it was good, bad, heartbreaking, disappointing, adventurous, exciting, or dull as rocks! No matter what, 2011 is on its way and it has the potential to be whatever you want it to be.Remember all that has happened, and use it to push you closer to your true calling, but don’t allow it to define you…Break some rules, Go against the norm, Pave your own path…Live healthy, Live happy. Begin to find yourself! (And this isn’t easy) It may take the whole year and longer, but don’t give up. You will better serve mankind this way. 2010 has taught me that the best things in life aren’t free! They come with lots of tears, prayer, hard work, determination, and faith! But it will pay off. Please don’t give up! Keep your goal in mind.
There are those who have it so much worse off than we do. Don’t let your heartache for a season, divert you from the real reason you live.