Spring is often attributed to new beginnings and new life. For those blog readers that are celebrating Easter today, you are also thinking about new beginnings. This is a time when we will often take a step back and evaluate. Are we heading where we would like to be? Are we living an authentic life committed to walking in our truth? TODAY is a new day, a new beginning, and an opportunity for you to make the choice to work towards living the life you were created to live. Sometimes the first step is the willingness to self-evaluate and look deep inside yourself in order to discover where your passion lies.
There are many new beginnings that we embark on as human beings, each with their own unique challenges
- New relationships
- New jobs
- Moving to a new community
- Committing to sobriety
- Starting a degree program
- Planning a trip
- Beginning to volunteer in your community
- Establishing a family (through marriage, birth, adoption, or other means)
New beginnings can be stressful, but they are also a time to be celebrated. New chapters in our life are new opportunities for personal growth, love, and deeper contentment and satisfaction with life. It does not matter if you have started over in the past, you can re-commit to beginning anew. Our journey is as critical as our destination and if we dwell on past failures we hinder ourselves from the freedom of thriving in our future achievements.
Today, 319 days ’til 40, I will remember to give thanks for new beginnings. They are one of life’s precious gifts for us all. May we all have gratitude for the fresh opportunities that present themselves for us – and may we have the eyes to recognize them when they are in front of us.