In this new year, let’s fill it with forgotten things.
“Each New Year, we have before us a brand new book containing 365 blank pages. Let us fill them with all the forgotten things from last year—the words we forgot to say, the love we forgot to show, and the charity we forgot to offer.” ~ Peggy Toney Horton
A new day in a new year. The thought is a little daunting.
An entire year lies ahead of me and I must find topics worthy to write about in my blog. Three hundred sixty-five blank pages await me. With what will I fill those pages?
Lots of people make resolutions for the New Year, I don’t. Oh, don’t misunderstand me. There are many, many things in my life that need improvement. But it’s not necessary to make resolutions to do that; I only need to borrow the old Nike theme, “Just Do It.” So on this monumental day, 1-1-11, and in the days that follow, I will not blog about resolutions.
English writer G.K. Chesterton said: “The object of a new year is not that we should have a new year. It is that we should have a new soul.” Of course, I should concentrate on having a healthy mind and body during this coming year, but I’m more concerned with my soul and the souls of others.
As I write my “book” in this blog, I feel certain that my observations about life will entail a lot of soul-searching as well. I’m hopeful that my readers will join with me as I begin yet another journey.
“We will open the book. Its pages are blank. We are going to put words on them ourselves. The book is called Opportunity and its first chapter is New Year’s Day.” ~Edith Lovejoy Pierce, poet
Will you join me as we begin another opportunity? Chapter One. Page One. January 1, 2011