Thursday, January 3, 2013

New Year Novelty | Shiny Things Always Fade

We all like having something new.  It's bright and shiny.  A novelty of sorts but, eventually things get old.  It's inevitable.  The shine fads away and we become bored with it.

Well, it's a new year and so the novelty still resides with most people.  For a little while anyway.  We all make our resolutions (even if you will never admit to making them) and we get excited for what the promise of a new future holds for us.  But......

I don't think that anyone realizes that we don't have to wait till a new year or even a new month rolls around.  We wake up every day with a NEW DAY!

Now that's something you might want to take a minute to think about....  We wake up with a fresh start everyday.  But, what do we make of it???  Do we take the time to make resolutions for that day?  Of course we don't because it's just a new day....not a new year.    

The sad part is that thinking like this has put us in a society that wastes their lives away.  We just assume that life has to be boring and listless since it's only just a new day. We will put off things that we don't want to do until a better time and tell ourselves that "I will do better tomorrow" or, at the end of the year "I will be better next year."

Why not be better now?

That's one thing that I have been thinking about.  We need to stop saying that "tomorrow will be better" and seize the moment.  Yeah, I know...a little worn out but, it's truer now than it has ever been.  We are not guaranteed a new year, new month or even a new day.  Why wait?  What's stopping you?

So....seize the moment and make your fresh start NOW!!!  There is no time to wait.  The shine will wear off if you fail to live now and not waiting for the promise of a new tomorrow.  But, if you are always looking at the newness of the day...the shine never fades.

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