We are facing many changes in our lives in 2013. How we meet them will determine what this year brings to each of us personally.
A review of 2012 is breathtaking. We have seen devastating weather including Hurricane Sandy, horrendous school shooting, the endless presidential debates resulting in an amazing presidential election, the Arab Spring, the London Olympics, several loved public figures died including Andy Williams, Andy Griffith and Whitney Houston, a guy jumped out of an airplane 128,000 feet, the United States stopped investing space and retired the last space shuttle. Young Gabby Douglas took the gold in gymnastics in the Olympics with energy and enthusiasm.
In the midst of tragedy, there is always triumph!
The Mayans thought the world would end on December 21, 2012, which proves how wrong all the people who predict the future can be. Of course, there is three days to go until we know for sure if they were right or wrong – but I’m sure they were wrong. Which brings me to the subject of 2013. What will happen in the coming year??
For sure there will be tragedy. I am thankful that we don’t yet know what that will look like. Without doubt there will be wonderful events of victory, triumph and overcoming tremendous odds. The question is, ‘How will we respond to each event?’
What do you want for the New Year? A new car? To change eating habits resulting in lost weight? To save money? To give more to your church or favorite charity? To write the great American novel or a hit song? To find a spouse? To improve your marriage? To travel on a long awaited vacation? To get a new job?
Already many people are saving more money than ever before. Many have quit buying stuff and are sharing their finances with those less fortunate. Many are traveling to areas that encountered devastating weather and are giving their time and finances to help them recover. A great number are planning on starting a new diet after the first of the year.
What do you want? Really want? Don’t be afraid to succeed. Share it with us and go for it!!