A Finish Line, followed by a Start Line.
A season of revelry, followed by a season of renewed focus and discipline.
A Clean Slate.
This is what appeals to us about a new year.
Today I have an uber healthy, cleansing soup in the crock pot. I'm making my to-read list for the next three months. I'm changing all the sheets on the beds, airing out the duvets and straightening up my closet.
I'm praying over my next MY ONE WORD. I think I know what it will be. One came to me two weeks ago, but I always take several weeks to let it fully arise. More on that later.
Today I'm working on my inspiration notebooks. In the last chapter of It's No Secret I talked about keeping notebooks - full of images, articles, hand-written notes, quotes and verses - that remind me what is important to me, what my priorities are. I look through them regularly to motivate me to keep my priorities a priority.
Because we often forget our priorities, don't we? Or at least we fail to keep to them.
That's why we like a new year - it's a fresh chance to realign and begin again. It's a time pregnant with possibility. It's a call to renew our vows to God and self.
So here's to 2012. What are you doing in this first day of the year?
Happy New Year!