The hours, and now for some only minutes, are ticking away and 2012 is nearly behind us. It has been a traumatic year for many of us around the world and now as we approach and enter the New Year 2013 we wonder what it is that is ahead of us.
It is a New Year, a time to lay the past to rest and focus on the now, the new day and year ahead of us. We, most of us at least, approach it with both gladness and with a bit of apprehension as well.
We don’t know what the future holds, these next 365 days but we can know who holds the future and focus on good rather than on evil. Today is a new day and a fresh opportunity to get it right, to put life in perspective and approach each new day with a new or renewed faith and trust and to know we do not have to walk this way alone.
2012 has been a year of great sadness and not just a little frustration for many, many of us but a New Year is beginning…Be focused. As we enter this New Year let’s focus on doing those things that will help us to grow and develop better, fuller and happier lives. Keep in mind that it is not all about you or me individually and drop the “What’s in it for me” syndrome. It is not all about popularity, fame or who is right and who is wrong. It is not all about strength and power or domination. It is not all about politics and it is not all about religion. It is not all about wealth or poverty, who’s got the most toys. It is not all about “my rights” or “your rights.”
Of course all of these things play into the whole scheme of things because that is the way this world is and has been for eons of time but that is not what having a happy new year is all about or how to have one. When we focus on these sort of things as the way to find our happiness; well, we just can’t get there from here. It all causes too much infighting, too much dissention within the ranks and is the base cause of war and rebellion. There is too much frustration, anger, jealousy and greed; too much selfishness and too much hate because the other guy doesn’t see things our way. There is too much blaming the other guy for our own folly.