If someone told you, you had one more day to live what would you? Who would you go and visit? What would be the number one thing you would have to do? What activity would you do? Who would you spend your time with? What would your last meal and dessert be? There are so many questions to answer when it would come down to your last day and you hope that it never has to happen to you. BUT we have one more day of 2021 left and what are you going to do? Who will you spend this last day with and is it really worth celebrating? Do you want to see the back end of 2021 or will you be sad to go into another year? This year may have been hard for you or you may have some wonderful plans for the year coming up.
I have not ever been one for welcoming the new year unless I get to sleep in the next day but I know for some people it is important and I don’t judge them for it. It is a time in the year when you are able to get with friends and family and talk about the year just gone, you are able to talk about the feelings you have had, the events you have done and the things that you want to do in the new year. It is a time of reflection and this can be a good thing. What did you enjoy this year? What things do you want to try and forget about? How did you grow? Why did you go to a certain place? Did you make any friends? There are so many questions that we want to answer and we don’t know where to start and it can be hard. The year may have been hard, you may be going into a new year without a loved on, a divorce behind you, an illness, a different place to live. Or you could be going into the new year with a new baby, starting a new job, being with different friends. Every year for every person is different, this year may have be hard and difficult but next year may be better.
There are going to be years when things are worse than others and it will take time to adjust to it. It will take time to grasp the new year with two hands. However, at the end of the year look back and see how far you have grown, see how far you have come in your personal development and you will be shocked to see what you have been able to achieve and all the things that you have been able to do. We often take for granted all the good things around us but if everything was taken of us tomorrow how would you feel? Hopefully you would feel grateful and blessed by those people around you. It is fair to say people are annoying and hard to get along with but we should be thankful for those people that we have in our life-imagine if you didn’t have them around you? Just think is something bad happened to a family member, a friend died sudden-how would you feel? We always think that bad things are not going to happen to us and when they do we are in shock and we don’t know what to do.
However the reality of life is that things are going to happen, things are going to be tough and we are going to loose those people that we love and that is part of life, that is what happens. It is so easy to show someone that you love them, if you don’t know what to do then maybe grab them a coffee and drop it in to their house-you don’t know what they are going through, you don’t know how there day is and you know what that could be the highlight of their day! We need to think about those people around us and not just the things that we want. It is so easy to say that you will do something but how often do you and I act on it? It can be hard and sometimes it will be embarrassing but that is part of life and living in a fallen and sinful land. People will judge you and not be sure of you but you need to be sure that what you are doing is good and worth it.
Now that we are heading into a new year don’t always think about yourself but think about other people, think about people that have harder times than you, think about people who have children, think about the older generation who are stuck in their homes. You think life is tough but think about those around you. We do live in a sinful world and it will be hard but be thankful that God has helped you through this year and He will help you in the years to come. All you have to do is trust and rely on Him!