A new year

I am back from a wonderful, relaxing beach holiday!

I do not make New Year’s resolutions.  Whether it’s the pessimist in me speaking, or just the realist,  I have come to the conclusion that – for me – there is no point to setting unrealistic goals. Life changes do not happen miraculously between December and January!

Who I am is integrally linked to my life history. I cannot merely discard last year, or the preceding years. Now, I am not being fatalistic by saying that I am entirely a product of experience, but merely that I just cannot throw away parts of my journey to today. God’s love and grace, and my choices, are threads continually sewing the patchwork quilt of my life together. Piece by piece, the ultimate image of who I am is becoming clearer. Starting afresh every year would mean that I throw away the work-in-progress. So, with God’s guidance, I want to make life–breathing decisions in 2016.

Jeremiah 29: 11-13

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