I appreciate the good wishes for a New Year from my friends in the previous post.
I'm a bit of a jerk when it comes to observing days and seasons.
I stopped observing Christmas once when I read a pamphlet on the pagan trappings of the celebration.
I did not want to be associated with those non-Christian elements.
Then my four year old came home and asked if we were Jehovah Witnesses.
I said no and asked why.
He said the neighbors thought we were because we didn't have a tree.
I ran right out and got a tree and lights.
I had to choose my pagan associations wisely.
I remember coming to the conclusion a while back that all the days run together, the only thing separating them being a good nights sleep.
And when circumstances forbade a good nights sleep or two, I realized that someone else's new day or new year was just a continuation of my previous one.
Yet there is something to be said for new beginnings.
In 1979, I experienced a new beginning.
My world was turned up side down and though the road since has not been "easier" than the road before, there is comfort in knowing the destination is better and that I have a guide who has truly been there and done that.
My wish for you and your new year is not that you would be rich and prosper, or that you would share my "religion" or that you would be anything like me.
My wish is that you would be all that God can help you to be and all that entails.