New promise

A new year brings the promise of starting over. Many folks see it as a point to make a resolution to complete or change things in their life. Perhaps coming out of the Christmas season gives them hope to make their lives better.
In reality, each new day brings us the chance to improve our lives. We can start that landscaping project we always wanted to do. We can visit with people we care about for whom we never seem to find the time. Remember that long list of repairs on the “Honey do” list for quite a while. Maybe you can get them done.
We do not need special days like new year’s to re-create ourselves.
Life is an experience in constant growth and learning. When we stop such growth we are stuck in a rut. I once heard a wise man say a rut is the closest thing to a grave.
Now I’m not advocating you go out and buy a Ferrari and spend a $1,000 for a luxurious day at a Palm Springs spa. We all have to live within our means and meet our responsibilities, that is what being an adult is all about. There are people depending on us.
Limits of budget and responsibility do not preclude people from improving themselves and learning throughout life.
It may be as simple as getting up off the couch and taking a leisurely walk with your love ones around the block; turning off the television and reading a good book to your children; finding out more about the community you live in and as a family enjoying all the sites, sounds, and activities including entertainment, politics, clubs, volunteer organizations and church activities.
Surprise the people in your life with something they would not expect you do. Do something that you generally depend on another family member or employee to do. Give them a break, a day or an hour or two off to do something they enjoy while you look after their responsibilities.
A new year’s resolution to lose weight, quit smoking or take better care of yourself are important worthy goals for anyone who truly wishes to attain them.
Sometimes it is the simple things which really make a difference in life. What will be remembered by those we encounter? Have we really done our very best with every task today?
Life can grow on you if you let it but the funny thing is it helps to be a participant. After you grow up though, you have to be your own coach and cheerleader, otherwise, you won’t know when to get off the sidelines and get in the game.
What’s great is God put us in the driver’s seat it is up to us however to drive the car.