I’m sure it’s cliche I am finally blogging on New Years Day. But recently reflecting on 2017, more than ever I am looking forward to a year of new beginnings.
You see typically on New Years I am vowing to workout, eat healthy, and lose 10 pounds. While those are great goals, I’ve decided on something different this year…to live life to the fullest. Seems pretty vague I know.
I have so much to be thankful for, and for the most part my family has been dealt with a clean bill of health. However in the past year I’ve had a dear friend fight and beat cancer (so amazing!!), word of an old co-workers husband passing away from a fight with brain cancer, and then there was an acquaintance who’s daughter’s life hung by a thread at Children’s Hospital for months. Most recently another friend’s mom underwent triple bypass surgery and is still struggling with other issues after her surgery. While none of these circumstances have directly effected me or my family, for some reason they took an emotional toll. Only God knows why these things happened, and he has a plan for each of us. For me, I think the nudge from God was you never know when life is going to end. It’s a really scary thought, but real! If my life were to end today, or anytime soon would I be happy with the legacy or memories I left behind?? The answer is absolutely NO!!
So I have decided, this is going to be my year of saying “NO” to all those little distractions in life that don’t really matter. No to spending my time doing things that aren’t going to help me reach my next goals. No to feeling the need to get back to people ASAP!! No to feeling pressure to do more. More YES to doing the things I love or have had on my bucket list for years..serving others more, scrapbooking , reading, cooking healthy recipes, working out, running another marathon, meeting friends for coffee, studying the bible, exploring new places with my family, and of course blogging!
Thankfully with God, we don’t need a new year to have a fresh start, as each day we are renewed!