A new year, A new you (or me)

New Years day seems to mark a beginning point for people to set new goals for themselves and their lives. As I have gotten older; I don’t understand that whole tradition. So many people set new goals on New Years day, but they fall short just a few weeks into the year and then give up on achieveing the goal. Shouldn’t we set goals each day? I must admit that I have always set resolutions and made vision boards. I want the best and want to be the best I can be. You all probably want that too. Can’t we make each day a New Year?

It seems I become dumber rather than wiser as the years pass by. I look back on things I have or haven’t done and wonder why. I also realize how much time I have wasted. Each day I awake and breathe is a blessing. There are 24 hours in a day so one would think I’d get all I need to accomplished. Excuses flow from my mouth as if it was my breath. I don’t have time to do that, I can’t because, I wish I could… Some things need to be done no matter how tired I am. The priorities in my life are changing though. The laundry can wait, the dishes will be there, the floor can be swept and mopped later. People won’t always be here. So as you all make your resolutions for the year 2017…prioritize, remember you can always hit that reset button in your life and try to reach your goals.

My priorities this year is spending time with my family and friends. Seeing them more often. Spending quality time with them. Worrying less about how many miles I have ran or how many workouts I did or how clean my house is. People and relationships are what matter to me. What matters to you?

Here is to 2017! Praying you all have many blessings, prosperity, joy, happiness, peace and love.

“Forget the former things; do not dwell on the past. See, I am doing a new thing! Now it springs up; do you not perceive it? I am making a way in the wilderness and streams in the wasteland” (Isaiah 43:18-19).

“The Lord bless you and keep you; the Lord make his face shine on you and be gracious to you; the Lord turn his face toward you and give you peace.” Numbers 6:24-26