country road cold foggy morning

A New Year – A New You

country road cold foggy morningHappy New Year everyone. Here it is the middle of the month in January and I am just now getting around to that. 2014 was a blast! It was a great year for me and I hope for you as well. I look forward to what this year brings and will allow no pessimisim. How about you? Was 2014 a great year or are you really glad to be leaving it behind?

This morning we had a freezing fog and I was compelled to just stop in the road and take a couple of pictures of Mother Nature’s beauty. You don’t often see a freezing fog in my area. The sun was shining through the fog and it was quite beautiful. It makes me think of the difficulties we all have in life. There are times when it may seem that our way is unclear. But there is always something there trying to shine through to us. Will we persevere and find our way? Or will we just give up and say that it is too difficult?

Many people start the year out with resolutions of this, that, and the other. After about a month, what happens? Most resolutions are forgotten and old habits are resumed. Think about why you made them in the first place. Did you want to get healthier? Spend more time with family? Work on something that will make you more money? Where is your commitment?

If you desire to change a habit, whatever that may be you have to truly commit yourself to doing that or you will fail. It has been said that it takes at least 3 weeks to form a habit. So if there is something that you want to change make sure that you follow through for that time period if you want to have any success. How bad do you want it?

Maybe you have set a goal for yourself that is unreachable. Make yourself stretch just a little bit but don’t defeat yourself by trying the impossible. That will only discourage you and cause you to give up much too soon. Just set the bar a little higher. When you reach that goal set it again just a little higher. Just take baby steps. This way you can manage things much better.

From 2014 take the best and thenĀ  leave the rest. That is all for today. Hope that you have a wonderful year.

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    • Mary
    • January 18, 2015

    I am not very good at making comments.
    But when it comes to a New Year (2015) I am reminded of the verse in the Bible in Matthew 6:33. “But seek you first the Kingdom of God & His righteousness & all these things shall be added unto you.” Happy New Year to you & yours.
    Mary B

      • Glenda
      • January 18, 2015

      Hi Mary,
      Thank you for a very appropriate comment. The particular verse you mention is one that I happen to live by. Happy New Year to you and yours too.

    • Jeffrey
    • January 16, 2015

    I thought 2014 was a good year and alot was accomplish for me and hopefully for others. I don’t have much to say but this i have made some good habit from 2014 like to clean my room and this new year has giving me a start on losing weight and i have almost completely stop drinking soda

      • Glenda
      • January 16, 2015

      Hi Jeffrey,

      All I can say is good for you. I am proud of you and I hope that you are proud of yourself. You have listed some habits that many people think are just too hard but a lot of it is in your mindset. It takes some time to form a new habit but it is so rewarding when you do. Remember to only add one new thing at a time until you have those good habits formed. You can do it!

    • Ray
    • January 16, 2015

    Hi Glenda,

    I like your post and your thoughts on how we easily forget our New Year’s resolutions, if we have any real ones. You are right in that such resolutions seem to be only a novelty and are short lived. It appears that just like the “New Year” and its noisy arrival, our promises to ourselves during that time quietly depart and disappear into oblivion for the rest of the year.

    Thank you for sharing your article with us, as well as the beautiful pictures of the sun trying to silently scream and warn us that our lives could, just as easily, be covered with similar dark clouds! The question here is: “Are we strong and resilient enough to not give in and fight for being who, what, and why we are?” Sun’s perpetual purpose is to shine light for us and radiate warmth on our lives, despite the temporary cloud cover intrusions.

    My conviction for 2015, not having changed from 2014, is to know my real God, myself, my loved ones, and my loving friends… And, to stay true to them! What is your conviction for 2015? Why?!

    Thank you and my best wishes to you, Glenda, for a wonderful article, and a great site.

    Best regards to you and your family in 2015,

      • Glenda
      • January 16, 2015

      Hi Ray,

      Thank you for the comments and your insight on the post. You ask what is my conviction for 2015? It is pretty much the same as yours. It is also my desire to fulfill the purpose for which God put me on this earth. It is not to live each day trying to acquire all that I can get. It is to reach out to others and try to encourage and uplift where I can.

      My posts may be unrelated in some ways but they each reflect a different part of my life. It is my hope to be able to inspire someone, somewhere to think a little deeper and realize that this life really is worth living. If you are feeling down, there is a way up and usually that means getting in touch with the one who created us.

      Again, thank you for your comments.

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