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Sunday, January 2, 2011

A new year equals new possibilities

A new year.
A new decade.
A new start.
Resolutions.
Lists.
Changes.
Improvements.

It's kind of funny actually because it is really just a day like any other days... the sun comes up and the sun goes down. January 1. 2011. It is just a date; a number.  But we put a lot of importance on that. It feels fresh and clean and almost like a do-over. I woke up today and it felt different. It is January and January always feels like a new start. I wanted this day to matter. "What was I going to do on this first day of this new year and this new decade?" I was thinking. I wanted to start with a clean house, a clean heart, a clean 'inside my head'.

My daughter's new beginning last year!
The checker at the market last night said he doesn't think anything of it. It is not a big deal to him because one day is like the next. But I don't think so. I think that it is an opportunity. Pamela from Magical Meadows started last year marking the first day of each month with a "New Month's Resolution" - and what she is really saying is that each month is a new beginning. I like that.

© Prizler Photography
Last year, I read the Bible in a year. A passage designated for each day of the year, in succession, so that on the last day of the year you are reading the last words of the Bible. Today I started over again. And the first words I read were, "In the beginning God..." Genesis 1:1. and that is what today feels like to me. A beginning.


8 comments:

Mademoiselle Poirot said...

Oh, it looks like I really need to work on the clean house...a very inspiring post. Wishing you a happy new year. Love from London xo

Carol@SofasandSage.com said...

What a great combination of words today. Thanks for the inspiration. And please tell your daughter that I love her wedding rings, they are simply beautiful.

camdesign said...

Great post, in the beginning... I love that. I too love your daughters wedding rings, elegant look.
My beginning starts next week, till then I am still in 2010 in my head, my step father pasted away between xmas and new years so I am flying off tomorrow for the funeral... the tree can wait, the closet cleaning can wait, the beginning with resolutions will have to wait...
I will read this post again when I get back and be inspired all over again.
Thank you for this amazing post.
Regards, Carol Ann x

Prizler Photography said...

Love the wedding photo. Awesome! Love your words of inspiration. Daily I say to myself, 'Self, it's a new day'.... lol And ONE of these ol' days I'll get it right! xo

Kim@Chattafabulous said...

Yes, a new year means a fresh beginning and so many opportunities! Hope 2011 is a great one for you!

Ann said...

Oh maybe that's why they invented New Year's to remind us that we can have a fresh start...

Happy NEw Year:)

magicalmeadows said...

It's so nice to see that you mentioned me:) Today(5th Jan) we just heard that some friends have their first grandchild born on - 1/1/11 at 11 minutes past 1am - now THAT IS a fresh start!
pamela
xxx

Kathy said...

Great post!! thanks for the inspiration, I needed it today! Kathy