Hello blog…old buddy old pal. It’s been awhile. I seem to always have so much on my mind and in my heart, but never slow down long enough to get it out there. I am going to stop pressuring myself to write so much on each post, and just make it a goal to keep posting short or long. Have I said that before? I feel like it is a recurring theme and you have heard it from me. Quality not quantity…you know the drill.
Did you know you can have a NEW YEAR anytime of the year? Each and every day can be a NEW start to a NEW year. While we traditionally think of January 1st at 12:00 with the brilliant apple dropping amidst a sea of excited people who embrace that moment, it doesn’t have to be reserved for then. A NEW year can be any time or any place. It is up to you. Each one of us can make the personal choice to start aNEW. It need not be a Monday, or any other marker either. Each breath a new tomorrow, each day a tabula rasa, each page a blank one to write, each morning a fresh start, each step a journey to possibility.
So here’s to NEW beginnings no matter when they are. And here’s to embracing life and the gratitude of living in the moment. And being thankful that HE makes all things new.
~ xo mel ~
In the spirit of NEW beginnings I am posting my New Year’s card that never went out. Above is the front and below is the back. I actually do have copies for our family, but they never received them. It was something that I planned to send, and then just didn’t. Now I am sharing with you all. It is a very special card, and you will see why. Ringing in the New Year was actually a bit harder than I would have thought. It’s not something I expect anyone to really understand, though as we sat waiting for it to come, my husband leaned over and said the most insightful and sensitive thing that let me know his heart understood mine. I will keep those details private, but I can say that it was comforting to know that he understood. The journey to being a better person remains. I have a little angel guiding me and teaching me that each NEW day is a gift. For that I am so blessed and grateful.