Is It a New Day or a New Year? #OneDayAtATime

I am sitting here tonight trying to write, not sure of my feelings. It is New Year’s Eve.

2016 was one heck of a year, wasn’t it?


For me, 2016 was my family shuffling, all of us in a good direction. Thank you, God. Friends and others struggling, changing, withdrawing. Thank you again God for the life lessons because change is just that, always a lesson.

Then there were the outside influences in our daily lives that also transformed the world and left behind questions. So many unanswered questions, and yet, the circle of life goes on.

A highly contested election cycle that satisfied only half America, the other half of America is disappointed to fearful. Community and nation at odds. Global good and yet global fear. Those we love are aging or falling prey to that cancer we so firmly fight against.

Those who passed away in 2016, there were the icons we grew up with that shaped our childhoods. Leaders that we looked up to. Scientists we learned from. Spiritual leaders that broadened our horizons and gave us the light to a new path.

So much. And yet, it is not lost. Not at all.

A friend told me this years ago: Stains on clothes are memories. {Indeed}

Another quote: We never stop learning. {Why, yes!}

On New Year’s Eve I reflected on what I seemingly lost and yet what I did learn this past year. We may long for things as they were, but adjustments need to be made even in our daily lives. We must adapt to move on, to learn, to survive.

My challenge to you is not to change the world, but rather change your environment. What are you going to do to make your life better, your community more cohesive, your environment more sustainable? How are you going to make a difference?

How are you going to shape 2017 by your positive actions? What are you going to do?

#NewYear2017 #BeTheChange #MakeItBetter

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