Rev. Dr. Chuck Moffett
FINALLY! A NEW YEAR!! A NEW CHANCE FOR A NEW LIFE!!!
Exciting and daunting at the same time. Changes, yes…but a whole YEAR of changes?! Not sure I can commit to that much change.
Let me suggest a different approach. Instead of looking at a whole YEAR, maybe it is better to look at only a single DAY. After all, where we end up at the end of a year is dependent on how we have lived each day of that year.
Author Steve Goodier has written a piece simply called “Affirmation for the Day.” I commend it for us as we enter a new year:
Today I will improve myself: body, mind, and spirit.
Today I will refuse to spend time worrying about what might happen IF..
Today I will find the grace to let go of resentments of others, and self-condemnation, over past mistakes.
Today I will not try to change, or improve, anybody but ME.
Today I will act toward others as though this will be my last day on earth.
Today I will be unafraid. I will enjoy what is beautiful, and I will believe that as I give to the world, the world will give to me.
Whether these are the best of times, or the worst of times, these are the only times we have. Live each day fully, and
you will look back on a life (and a year) that made a difference.
May your new YEAR be the result of totally new DAYS for you and others.