Monday, January 2, 2012

Happy New Year! Some people don't like the idea of New Year's resolutions, because they see them as being bound to fail. I was thinking about this yesterday and realized there truly is a unique feeling about the beginning of a new year, something that the beginning of a new day, week, or month can't compare to. It feels as if there is a fresh start, like you really have turned a page.

I heard this quote in church yesterday, and it was very fitting to the new year:

"Life isn't about finding yourself, it's about creating yourself." -George Bernard Shaw

Sometimes people waste way too much time trying to "find" themselves. What does that even mean? Where do you think you are? All we need to do is make ourselves the best person we can be - and that is what will bring happiness. And that's why I kind of like New Year's resolutions. It's always time to reflect and see where we can improve.

1 comment:

  1. I thought I didn't make any New Year's resolutions last year, but I just realized that I did: to start having daily family scripture study. And you know what? We do it. If it weren't for New Year's, I might not have started what has become a good habit for our family.