Happy New Year

by Tammy on January 1, 2018

A new year, a blank slate. I saw on Facebook a meme that talks about 2018 being a blank 365 page book and the admonition to write a good story. In theory it sounds like a great idea, but the problem is that life happens. Good and bad intermingle to make life…well, life, for lack of a better metaphor. Wouldn’t it be great if every single day was awesome? If there was never a death in the family, an illness to face, sciatica (which I am suffering with at this very moment, incidentally), a fight with a child or another family member, an unexpected car breakdown…you get the picture. Life happens. We live in a fallen world where good and bad coexist, and we daily face both of them head on. Some days the good overpowers the bad, and other days, vice versa. I love the saying that goes, “Some days you’re the windshield, and some days you’re the bug.” No truer words have been spoken. Ultimately, though, it is up to us to make the most of every day of every year that we are given. That is why I wrote about wasting time in one of my prior posts. I know that I could be using my time much more wisely, but I allow laziness and oftentimes, fear, to paralyze me and keep me in my rut. I am in the middle of writing a research paper proposal at the moment, and I fear that my professor will give me all kinds of negative feedback. As hard as I am trying to follow the directions, they are not completely clear and so I am guessing. But I must step out of my comfort zone and write and submit the paper. Not the best example, but it works.

2018 is just another in line behind the fifty-one that I have spent on this earth so far. None of my years have been completely good, but none has been completely bad either. My goal this year is to allow myself to be lead by God. I want to be in His will, take chances, make a difference in the world for His glory. Let us all look for opportunities to serve Him and our fellow man. It doesn’t take much, really; a prayer on someone’s behalf, a quick not to tell someone you are thinking of him or her, a smile, an offer to help one out who is in need. The possibilities are endless. To the best of our ability, let’s do our best to make the moments of 2018 more good than bad. Happy New Year, my friends!

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Susan January 2, 2018 at 6:37 pm

Happy New Year Tammy! When my Renee got pregnant, the phrase Life Happens, became my reality. I was such a goal setter but it was to hard to be defeated by life situations. So I try to take one day at a time and move forward. Looks like we both understand that. Day 2 of Bible reading done. Day by day! 🙂


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