Friday, January 02, 2009

A New Day

Originally posted January 3, 2008

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...

This post is great even the second time around!! I look forward to seeing you soon! :)

Nicole - Life in Progress said...

Love this post. LOVE the Anne of Green Gables quote - it's one of my very favorites from those books/movies.

Shell in your Pocket said...

Great post..even the 2nd time around..but my first "time"!
-sandy toe