My point is not the exact date we celebrate a new year, it's that we all do, in some manner, at least. We celebrate, and then seem to need a time for reflection, to review what worked for us this past year, and what we'd like to change in the new. It's a time to questions our habits, and challenge ourselves to become better - in small ways or large.
The last two years I chose the words of Balance and Authentic. To be honest, I could probably stick with those two words and work on them for the rest of my life! However, in the spirit of trying to move forward, I'm choosing my word for 2016:
What I'm hoping to learn this next year is thoughtful spending habits, thoughtful use of resources, thoughtful relationships, thoughtful prayer habits, thoughtful eating habits. To be honest, I'm really not sure how this all will look, but I'm simply hoping to live thoughtfully. Obviously this isn't a new idea, but I'm eager to embrace it - or attempt to do so.
Wishing you a thoughtful New Year!!