The New Year, 2009, lies before us like a blanket of freshly fallen snow. There are no footprints on it. There are no mistakes yet made. The pathway that we mark in the snow lies before us unblemished.
Someone anonymously wrote the following:
I am the new year. I am an unspoiled page in your book of time. I am your next chance at the art of living.
I am your opportunity to practice what you have learned about life during the last twelve months.
All that you sought the past year and failed to find is hidden in me; I am waiting for you to search it out again and with more determination.
All good that you tried to do for others and didn’t achieve last year is mine to grant – providing you have fewer selfish and conflicting desires.
In me lies the potential of all that you dreamed but didn’t dare to do, all that you hoped but did not perform, all you prayed for but did not yet experience. These dreams slumber lightly, waiting to be awakened by the touch of an enduring purpose.
I am your opportunity to renew your allegiance to Christ who said, “Behold, I make all things new.” (Rev. 21: 5)
I am the new year.
These unusual resolutions could produce some unusual results!