A New Beginning, Sort Of


Christmas is over for another year and now we are waiting for the new one to arrive.  A brand new year full of all the possibilities our minds will let us imagine.  We can start the year with the peace of mind that comes with every New Year, except now we all seem to fall back into our normal patterns.  You know the one, of worrying about the bills that will be arriving in the mail box,  someone in the family is very ill, or a couple of family members were not getting along well at Christmas dinner.  The myriad of things that life puts before us.

I don’t think it is possible to ever start a New Year fresh.  We may think in our minds we are going to and make plans to do so but they never seem to work out.  Could it be because we all carry the baggage from last year into the new year?  You can’t help but carry it over.  You have the same family, probably the same house, the same friends, and of course the same bills, plus some.

I know this sounds very pessimistic about life, and I don’t intend it to be that way.  I just want to be aware of what we actually deal with in each new year.  We still have all the same struggles we had in the previous year.  I think the only thing we can change about any new year is our way of thinking.  I am a Christian, and I am going to try give all my worries to God.  It really doesn’t do any good to worry because it doesn’t accomplish anything at all other than making us a little more miserable.  How do you think you will handle the coming year?  Will anything change?

About shirleymclain930

I'm a retired RN enjoying my retirement to the fullest. I liked adventure and travel and making friends. I have 6 dogs and 1 cat. They are like having a house full of three years olds. Now for the rest of the story. My Granddaughter and her husband now live with us and they have 4 dogs and 4 cats along with a giant Flemish Rabbit. My Granddaughter has now added beautiful, Olivia to our household. My fourth Great Grandchild. They are a large part of my life and I can't imagine them not being around. I spend most of my time sitting in front of my computer working on my latest book or talking about Essential Oils. On the personal side, I'm married to a wonderful man who spoils me and I love it. I am very much a country girl. I love living on our 5 acres on Pole Cat Creek watching the deer and other animals occasionally stick their​ heads out of the trees. It's a fun life.