As I have grown older the phrase "Time marches on.... and across your face." usually runs through my mind each New Year's Eve. As I obsess over new found wrinkles and white hairs on the inside I am laughing a bit because there is no use obsessing over things that can not be changed. Just like time and aging can not be stopped neither can the end of one year and the start of a New year.
With the presence of Facebook in this new information age I am now privy to so many of my loved ones, friends and acquaintances New Year's resolutions. I myself do not subscribe to the belief that there is one special day each year to re-start one's life. Each year in reality gives us 365 days and chances to change directions. To refocus our priorities and begin again.
When I was in the depth of my darkest depression each day for me was much like the movie Groundhog's Day. Each night I would promise myself that tomorrow I would get out of bed. I would clean and start my life again. The next day always brought the same sad reality that I was unable to achieve the goals I set for myself each and every night. That was until I found the strength and courage to ask for help. That day no where near New Year's Eve was the true NEW start to my life.
Through medication, therapy, diet and exercise I was able to reshape my life. Not everyday was a success but I was able to make the majority of the 365 days in the year productive ones. Always with the understanding that yesterday's failures could be tomorrows successes.
As we move into 2014 let's all remember that each day brings another opportunity to reshape our lives into living what we have only dreamed before being possible.
Happy New Year!