The end of the year reflections bring a mix of perspectives reviewing one’s life over the past year and the hope of a bright new year.
It is healthy and productive to look over the past year to review what has or hasn’t been accomplished in one’s personal and business goals.
It is also healthy and productive to make new goals that have a balance of realistic expectations and the guidance of Almighty God.
I find that the ushering out the old year’s disappointments, shortcomings, mistakes and unmet goals is tempered by the grace of repentance, forgiveness and renewal in the new year.
For last year’s words belong to last year’s language
And next year’s words await another voice.
And to make an end is to make a beginning.
T.S. Eliot, “Little Gidding”
We will open the book. Its pages are blank. We are going to put words on them ourselves. The book is called Opportunity and its first chapter is New Year’s Day.
Edith Lovejoy Pierce
I remember Anne of Green Gables’ teacher said something to this effect, “Tomorrow is a fresh new day with no mistakes on it.”
God’s love and grace can give you a new slate. I’m so glad Jesus wiped mine clean. Each new day in the coming new year holds the potential for beginning with a clean slate.