Thursday, January 03, 2008

A New Day

I always feel motivated this time of year. A new year, a new month, a new day. Bringing out a fresh calendar and making my new year's resolutions.

The problem is, my motivation can quickly morph into no motivation as cabin fever sets in and new year's resolutions get broken.

What changes that makes my motivation dwindle so much between January 1 and January 22? Really there is no difference between the days. Each is a new day. One just happens to be the first day of the year, but the day itself is no different. I am what changes, more specifically my attitude is what changes. I think if I could keep the "New Year" attitude everyday, I would get a lot done!

I need to remember what Miss Stacy told Anne of Green Gables, "Tomorrow is always fresh, with no mistakes in it." So, even if I break my resolutions today, I can always begin again tomorrow. Every day is a fresh start and a clean slate. That is an attitude I want to have year round.

"The faithful love of the Lord never ends! His mercies never cease. Great is his faithfulness; his mercies begin afresh each morning.

Lamentations 3:22-23


Jami said...

I appreciate this post. All too often I think we pressure ourselves into doing it perfectly and then if we don't...we give up. Or should I say "I!"

Love you!

Anonymous said...

What a great reminder! I can so easily be an all or nothing I need HIS grace and mercy EVERYDAY! PTL ;-)

Tater & Haley said...

I love that quote from Anne of Green Gables and think of it often. Thanks for sharing!

smw said...

at least you start off the year with new motivation. it has never motivated me a speck. :)

Marla H. said...

I too am a big fan of that quote from Anne of Green Gables! I really am not a fan of new year's resolutions, but throughout the year I do try to make goals for myself and try to fulfill them. Thanks for your thoughts!