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Happy New Year!

on December 31, 2014

I’ve discussed before that I don’t make resolutions for the new year.  I’m keeping on with that tradition.  I want the rest of my life to be the best, healthiest, most purposeful experience that I can achieve.  I’m resolute in that commitment.

The internet is abuzz with great quotes and inspirational messages, illustrated with great pictures.  I like the one I’ve seen several times that’s attributed to Brad Paisley.  It says that “Tomorrow is the first blank page of a 365 page book.  Write a good one.”

I also saw a quote that my assistant put on a great photo of three of our dolphins.  It says, “Year’s end is neither an end nor a beginning, but a going on with all the wisdom that experience can instill in us.” (Hal Borland)

The idea of “a going on” resonated with me, particularly as I embrace my life experiences and pray for wisdom.  Something that’s both great timing and great coincidence later occurred for me with that quote. I was going through drawer in the guest bedroom a couple of hours ago and found my old book of daily OA readings called, appropriately For Today.

I used to pick up this book every morning before I got out of bed and read the day’s page.  As soon as I saw the book in the drawer, it felt like I’d reconnected with an old friend.  I decided that I would begin this practice again.  I peeked to get a preview of what I’d read tomorrow and what do you think I saw as the quote at the top of the page?  Yep, the Hal Borland quote.  Very cool.

So for the rest of today, tomorrow, and every day, I will be going on, hopefully with wisdom, experience, serenity, and all good things that will serve me well and help me serve in return.

I want my life book for 2015 to be a great one.

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