So we’re almost a third of the way through 2015, and if you live in the northeast like me, you’re thanking God that it’s finally spring after the longest, coldest winter since Washington hunkered down at Valley Forge.
While we can celebrate by finally wearing short-sleeves and chilling outside, it’s also time to reflect on how our year is going and if we’re living the theme or goals we proclaimed back in January.
Hopefully you’re on track to reach the goals, but even if your life has gotten off track, there’s still time. That’s right, who says starting over is relegated to the turn of the calendar? Every day is a day that never happened before—ever. Each day is a fresh start, sort of like the new year.
We don’t think of it that way because we get caught up in the routine where one day seems no different than the last. Even the start of a new week feels static.
But it doesn’t have to be that way.
You don’t have to let a calendar dictate your progress. You can have a fresh start now. You can set new goals and a new vision starting today.
Maybe the year hasn’t gone as you hoped it would. Maybe you’ve experienced heartbreak, a setback in your health or finances, loss of a loved one, or disappointment. Maybe those goals you set at the beginning of the year appear impossible now.
Sure, the first few months of the year haven’t gotten off to a good start, but today is a new day…and so is tomorrow.
Each new day offers an abundance of possibilities. An abundance of opportunities. It’s all in how you look at it.
Sure, your circumstances may still be the same, but your mind-set and attitude can be completely different. And how you think determines how you feel.
I’ve come to realize our thoughts and decisions can determine our mood. As a friend once told me, “Being in a good mood is a choice.” Circumstances don’t control your thoughts, you do. They can influence them, but you determine how much influence they have.
So today can be different. You can start your year over today. Inject new hope, new life, and new optimism into your life.
Today is nothing like yesterday. It’s completely different. It’s your new year. So pop some Champagne, forget the past few months, and look ahead with hope and happiness. You can press re-set on 2015.
“…one thing I do, forgetting those things which are behind and reaching forward to those things which are ahead.” – Phil. 3:13