A new beginning

snowA 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 try to see the good, the bad, to figure out how to make things better. We try to learn form the past, and probably, 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.

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 2014. 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 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.

If wish you to keep that in mind. Everything you do, do it with your destination in mind. If you do that, even if you somehow find yourself a million miles away from your destination, you’ll still find your way.


16 thoughts on “A new beginning

  1. Woow, in fact i realized this sweet truth getting to the end of last year, somewhere around September. we dwell so much on the big picture forgetting that that big picture is build on tiny pixels that have come together. The little steps count a lot, and so I’ve learned to realize my dreams a day at a time having the ultimate in my mind’s eye. Thank you, and God bless you

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  2. Happy New Year!

    I believe that the strength in setting goals is that they motivate us, push us along, and get us moving. I try to savor as many tiny moments of each day as possible because (as I’m sure you know) time speeds up the older you get.

    Great writing as always!

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  3. Well said! This past month has shown me that my little lists are looking quite small in comparison to what God has in store. I still write the lists but I’m trying to let Him guide my steps. I didn’t do a resolution list this year. I’ve decided to live day by day and only set goals by the month.

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