Another year has passed and a new one begun. I like the start of a new year. It symbolises new beginnings for me! And I like beginnings. Everything has a beginning and some really interesting things follow a good beginning! A bad one too!
Looking back at 2012 I can honestly say I entered that year with anger in my heart, dread and a bad attitude! I kept that attitude and mindset throughout the year and managed to have what I consider a very bad year in my life. I made quite a few mistakes and learnt quite a few lessons! Overall, 2012 was not my favourite year!
In our culture and maybe in many others, it is considered a bad start to enter a new year with last year’s ‘baggage’! We believe that the way we begin a year sets the stage for the rest of the year. I don’t know whether this can be scientifically proven (most probably not) and maybe it’s just an old Sri Lanka superstition but it has some truth to it! How we start something, anything, does affect how it progresses! You start something with a bad attitude, a project, a job, even homework; you are hardly ever going to find you are enjoying it half way! Even if it is enjoyable we kind of miss out on it because of our existing bad attitude!
So this year, I have made up my mind to begin life in this country properly. I will not let the past and the things I cannot change hold me back from enjoying what could and most probably is a good chapter in my life. My bad attitude kind of made me forget that God is still in charge of my life and HE knows what HE’s doing!
So here’s to new beginnings and to whatever life brings my way! May I face it with a good attitude and never forget that though sometimes life does seem out of control and overwhelming God’s always in charge and HE knows what HE’s doing!
I hope and wish the same for you! May this year be one filled with success and joy! May all your dreams come true and may you be richly blessed!
Happy New Year!!!