Approaching the Conclusion of 2016
God intended for us to have an awareness of the passing of time. He created “beginnings and endings” of days, weeks, months, and years. We are not so conscious of the passing of time when a single day ends or even a week or month. But, with the end of a year, we seem to suddenly realize how very quickly life is slipping away. For a little while, we are reminded what transpired in the previous twelve months before “dreaming and hoping” that the New Year ahead will be filled with lots of victories, successes, joys, and fulfillment. Since this “beginning again” is common to all mankind, here are some thoughts that folks have shared about starting over in a new year.
Now this is not the end. It is not even the beginning of the end. But it is, perhaps, the end of the beginning. Winston Churchill
Every great dream begins with a dreamer. Always remember, you have within you the strength, the patience, and the passion to reach for the stars to change the world. Harriet Tubman
The pessimist complains about the wind; the optimist expects it to change; the realist adjusts the sails. William Arthur Ward
I hope that in this year to come, you make mistakes. Because if you are making mistakes, then you are making new things, trying new things, learning, living, pushing yourself, changing yourself, changing your world. You’re doing things you’ve never done before, and more importantly, you’re doing something. Neil Gaiman
Be at war with your vices, at peace with your neighbors, and let every New Year find you a better man. Benjamin Franklin
Resolution One: I will live for God. Resolution Two: If no one else does, I still will. Jonathan Edwards
Therefore if anyone is in Christ, he is a new creature; the old things passed away; behold, new things have come. 2 Cor.5:17, the Apostle Paul.
“May Light always surround you; Hope kindle and rebound you. May your Hurts turn to healing; Your Heart embrace Feeling. May Wounds become Wisdom; Every Kindness a Prism.
May Laughter infect you; Your Passion resurrect you.
May Goodness inspire your Deepest Desires.
Through all that you Reach For, May your arms Never Tire.” ― D. Simone