A new day, a new year, a new beginning. Each year, on the first of January, we look back on the year that has passed and we try to see the good, the bad, to figure out how to make things better. We try to learn form the past, and probably, on this day, we also spend a lot of time imagining a better future.
We have 365 days to change what needs changing, to become better, smarter, happier. Our hearts filled up with renewed hope and dreams and expectations, we make plans and lists.
The first of the January marks the day when we start pursuing other things. The ones we don’t have, the ones we need. Some see this as a flaw; we never seem to appreciate what we already have. I see this as our most impressive quality.
I made a list of things I want to do in 2013. But I’m also aware that each day is a new beginning, that each day I can choose to be who I want to be, do the things I want to do, and fight the battles I want to fight.
Living in the present, being aware that every second that passes is a second we never get back, is just as important as making lists and plans. Maybe that’s something we should never forget. That our dreams don’t suddenly come true… that our dreams don’t only exist in a distant future.
Our dreams also exist in the here and now and what we choose to do with our time and energy. Small steps… not big leaps, that’s what we should all be aiming for. It’s easier, it might also feel like standing still, but every step, no matter how small, can only get us closer to our destination. Even if at times, because of us or the world around us, we might have to go in the opposite direction.
Other times, we lose our way. This happens to the very best of us. We don’t know what we want anymore, what’s important, what’s good.
Maybe that’s why making lists and plans, setting objectives and goals, is a good thing. Because that way we don’t lose track of what we really want most.
This is the first day in a new year. I wish you never forget what you set out to do on this day. What your biggest wish was. If you know that, even if you somehow find yourself a million miles away from your destination, you’ll still be able to find your way.