It is hard to believe that another year has slipped away. 2013 is now but a distant memory. The advent of a New Year always brings a fresh beginning; an opportunity to metaphorically cast off baggage from the prior year, and to carry forward good memories, memories that instilled in us a sense of hope that the coming year would move us forward toward a better understanding of ourselves, and those around us.
A new year also accords us an opportunity to refocus on what is important to us and to more fully comprehend what our life’s purpose really is. It is a clean slate upon which we can set new goals, create new opportunities, and look optimistically upon the future.
As I reflect upon the past year, and look forward to the New Year, I have to take stock of the many good things in my life, despite the adverse events, and negative news that seem to intrude and cause brief disruptions along the way. I am grateful for the many wonderful things in my life that sometimes seem to get lost in amongst our daily trials and tribulations.
New Years Day 2014 is the beginning of a new chapter of my life on many fronts. With the advent of a new chapter, old ones must end. I am sad in a way that those chapters must recede into memory, but I shall carry with me lessons learned and memories engrained into my consciousness forever forward in the subsequent chapters of my life.
Happy New Year and make it YOUR YEAR to rise above that which is holding you back. Become the person you are meant to be and achieve the things you are meant to achieve. Live your life and don’t look back. Let go of the past, as it has no bearing on what is possible in this New Year. Take charge and create the vision of yourself on your clean slate as we enter into this New Year.