With bells, whistles, and fireworks the ball dropped in NYC as confetti filled the air. Hugs, kisses, and well wishes were shared.
We went to sleep.
We woke up.
And, now a brand new year stretches 365 days before us.
What will we do with it?
Will we make resolutions? Will we welcome change…force it…fight it?
What will 2015 look like as we stand at the cusp of 2016 and look back across it?
Will we smile at the journey the past 365 days took us on? Or, will we sigh because we spun our wheels and never got anywhere?
In truth, it all comes down to choices – those we make and those made by others.
We can’t do much about choices made by others that affect us. But, we can do something about choices we make.
Where do you want 2015 to take you? What choices need to be made to point you in the direction in which you want to go? How willing are you to choose wisely those things that will bring about the changes you desire and the direction you prefer?
Hard questions for my sleepy head this morning, but important ones if I’m to live fully into who I’m created to be, filled with hope as I celebrate each breath as a gift from God, and each sunrise as a new opportunity to begin again.
Happy New Year!