Posted by: Calmseas (Mike) | January 5, 2008

A New Year

Here it is. A new year! January 5, and I am just now making my first post of the new year; a post to talk a bit about the new year. So much for timeliness on my part.

It has been said that with a new year comes the promise of new things. In truth, each new day brings the promise of new things. How full our lives would be if we could awaken to each new day in the same way that we greet each new year.

A year is a long time. As fast as 2007 seemed to scream by, just think back over all of the things that took place in your life during the past year. And think about all of those days that you rolled out of bed just like the day before and went about your daily routine without a thought for what the day would—or could—hold for you. Were there a lot of wasted days wrapped around a precious few really meaningful days? If you are like most people, the answer to that is probably “yes.”

But none of the days of our lives need to go by wasted. There are simple little things that we can do to give at least a little bit of meaning to each unique day of our lives. For example, on your next work day try this: open your garage door, and instead of getting into the car and rushing off to work, take just a minute to step outside into the driveway and take a good look around. Look at the trees; look for wildlife. Take a few moments to take in the sunrise. And then move ahead into your day with the same mindset of observation and discovery. You will be amazed at what you see that will add real value to your life.

There are so many simple things that we can do to make our lives full each and every day.

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