Another Year

The holidays may be over for most. For some it’s been great and for others a time of loneliness, frustration and just plain sadness.

The New Year is before us.  One thing is certain: We are not the same people we were twelve months ago.

As we open the book for 2016, most of the pages will be plank... with perhaps a short list of some hopes and dreams.  The only thing we can be certain of, it is up to us whatwords will go on those empty pages.  I would like to think God would remind us that the first chapter should be called “Opportunity”.

We can spend January walking through our lives, room by room, drawing up a list of work to be done, cracks to be patched.  Maybe this year, to balance the list, we ought to walk through the rooms of our lives… not looking for flaws, but for potential.

To get you thinking of your potential, here’s what George Eliot said: “It is never too late to be what you might have been.” Confucius said “If you think in terms of a year, plant a seed; if in terms of ten years, plant trees; if in terms of 100 years, teach the people.” Here is my question: “When was the last time you did something for the first time?”