Thursday, January 05, 2006

i keep reading all these "farewell to '05, hello to '06" posts.
maybe i'm just old, but the new year thing didn't do much for me this time around.
here's where i sound either cynical or just lame.
i don't get it.
there are some things worth celebrating. accomplishments and such. but the new year... it kinda happens whether you do anything about it or not. and the resolutions thing... why wait? why wait for the clock or the calendar to tell you it's time to make changes you've been wanting to make?
it's a new year. and i'm still me. same vices, same struggles, same uncertainties. sure, i'd like some of those things to change, but a new year doesn't make me any more or less inclined to change them.
.... ok... here's the cynicism.. there's nothing magical about the new year.
there's something magical about you.
and about me.
and about the One who made us both.
and that magic is real. and it gives us the conviction and strength to live life the way we're meant to. it's just as real and powerful on June 1st as on January 1st. at noon as it is at midnight.
so make changes, if you want to make them. live life differently if you know that's what you need to do. because you can do it. not because it's a new year, but because you have what it takes. and if you don't, you have access to the one who does.


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