Sunday, January 8, 2012

January

January.


Already?


Are you sure?


Because i'm sure i haven't gotten to do everything i planned for the year yet. I mean. There has to be more. I have a TON of stuff to do!


But that's how i feel on many New Years Days. I think, "Where did the year go?" At the beginning of the year, when all things are new, and you've survived the Christmas season, and you're looking at the beginning of a brand new-born year, a year, kind of like a life, seems like a really. long. time.


I should be able to accomplish anything in a year. A year is forever!


But at the beginning of a new year, when i plan for all things new, i must also look back to the last year, and some years, such as this year, i don't want to review what i said i would do in this past year. I'm sure it didn't happen.


Now, i know i should cut myself a break on this. What i thought 2011 was going to look like when it was still January, took a very definite turn as early as February (when i started working away from home), and then jumped off an unknown cliff in July (when my cat set the bathroom on fire). So i guess i should cut myself some slack. But at the same time, i need to take a hint.


Here's the hint:


Get ready now, 'cause this is profound and life changing.


And pretty elementary.


If you don't do the things you want to do, then you won't ever do them, and then they won't get done, and they'll still be on your list next year, and the next year, and so forth.


So if you want to do it. You have to do it.


Everyone feel wiser now?


I know i do.


Just for having thought it.


Let me get a little bit more to the heart of the issue.


There are only 365 days in a year. And as it turns out, 365 days is actually not equal to forever. It's equal to one single solitary rotation around the sun, and it will come to an all too abrupt end, shortly after Christmas, no matter how ready i am for it, should the Lord tarry. And all that i will have gotten done in those 365 days, are the things that i have actually done. Acted on. Pursued. Worked for. Prayed for. Waited for.


I cannot sit and wait on my couch, doing nothing. I have to do things as though i expect to accomplish whatever end result i'm looking for.


Ok?


Anyone confused?


Good.


Do something.


2 comments:

  1. This year you are totally going to get everything on your list accomplished - know why? Because it's a leap year -- there are 366 days! ;-)

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