Last night as I watched the ball in Times Square, NYC start to ascend up the tower, I thought the ball seemed brighter this year. Granted this is my mind’s eye, but it was different. As the ball disappeared saying goodbye to 2019 and welcoming 2020 in lights, the world had an epiphany moment. The beginning of a new decade as well as a new year. I wondered if many had the same feelings as myself of new restored hope and faith for the present and future days.
Do you keep a daily journal, (back in the days it was known as a diary)? I admit I try to keep one for each year. There are many days in each journal that were missing. I have kept both biblical and personal journals. Anyway, I pulled a few out last night to reflect and remember the journey I have been following for the past ten years. As I perused, I read documentation of my written prayers, business decisions, and the highs and lows of life. Glaringly, realization came to light that I didn’t record the days of even travel. You know, the days we consider uneventful. Are they? Are they uneventful? Or am I just not taking the few moments to reflect over the entire day and see that small snapshot of a moment. Maybe it was a smile from a stranger, a child or grandchild having a first time experience or maybe it’s a small growth experience. That small little blessing to bring joy, strength, or increase in hope and faith. How many have I overlooked? Too many for sure.
I’m really not sure where this blog is going. Just have thoughts of reflection rolling around with no definitive landing. What I do know, is my new year resolution will be keeping a daily journal “daily”. Each day I am going to commit to silent my mind, reflect and at minimum write a sentence. I really believe this is doable for me. “January 1, 2020. Dear Diary… “
What will your reachable resolution be for 2020 and the years to come? It will definitely be filled with new experiences in your journey of life. Wouldn’t it be fun to write them down?
Happy New Year, Happy New Decade! May the roaring 20’s be filled with blessings of good health, prosperity and a bright future for you and yours. ~ Robin