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A friend sent me an image of a dialogue between a girl and her dog. The girl asked "what will the new year bring us?" The dog answered "365 opportunities". It was a simple but deep answer. I believe we have all sent and received good wishes and blessings for this year.
Each of the 365 days we will be given in 2019 will present an opportunity for us to do better, be better, start something, complete something, take a step, walk away from something, take a leap of faith and ultimately create the life and future we want. Depending on which time zone you are in, you may have 364 or 363 opportunities left. That sounds like a lot of days but they really are not. Before long we will start hearing and saying things "how time flies" and "where did the year go?".
We have to hit the ground running. We have to start from day one. There is no time to waste. Make some plans or resolutions if you have not done so already. All the blessings and good wishes will come to nought if we sit and fold our arms or take no meaningful steps to make each day count. As the good book says "A little sleep, a little slumber, a little folding of the hands to rest— and poverty will come on you like a thief and scarcity like an armed man." Proverbs 6:10-11
Like a race, how you start this year matters. If you have a false start to this race called 2019, the likelihood that it will not end well is great. As the shouts of "Happy New Year" die down and the fire-works -lit-skies turn silently dark again; as the excitement of welcoming the new year fades, let us roll our sleeves and go to work, whatever that work means for you. Let us pledge to make each day count and yes, Happy New Year.
Love, Lady Monica.❤