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Merry New Year! That was fast—2018 has Ended and 2019 has Begun! With every Ending, we arrive at a new Beginning. And “a good Beginning makes a good End,” (English Proverb). Every new year becomes a moment for us to reflect on last year’s journey and project on the new journey we will embark upon—after all, it is about the journey and not the destination. Have you done your reflections and projections? Those who hope are those who change the world. “All our dreams can come true, if we have the courage to pursue them,” (Walt Disney). Thoughts reap actions and a plan anchors our thoughts.
We do reap what we sow. Every action has an equal reaction. Each of our lives is delicately woven together from each cause to each effect—like a river. Beginning to take more accountability moves us from being the effect to becoming the cause of our lives.
“Yesterday is history, tomorrow is a mystery, and today is a gift, which is why we call it the present,” (Bill Keane). Time is precious. The present is only a split second of Time. Time really is but a measurement of Change. And with every passing year, Time seems to go by more quickly—perhaps because each additional year is a smaller portion of our lives. When we were five, one year was 1/5th of our entire lives! Now, one year is a much smaller fraction of our lives—we shall not go into specifics with how much smaller…
So: Be purposeful as you embark upon the new year. Be thankful and merry for “a merry heart is like good medicine,” (Proverbs). You are the pilot of your life. May 2019 be fruitful and merry for you, your family and friends. Sow those good seeds, water them, and reap their fruits.