Truth Thursdays: All Things New

What is really new  come New Year aside from the calendar? If you’ll look closely and forget about the resolutions you’re going to make, there is nothing new, really. Still the same room, same bed, same house, same people, same job, same routines, same things, same all other things. Technically, it’s just the continuation of yet another day, another week, another month. Not to mention New Year’s Day fell on a Wednesday, midweek.

But,

it’s amazing how everything could be so new when  the clock strikes twelve at New Year’s Eve. It’s awesome that everything feels so new despite the negativity hanging around. Finally, we can start again. Finally, we have another chance of making the best of a year that we are given. Finally, we can at least change routines /habits/and the like that didn’t work even if New Year is just an excuse. Finally, we can start anew.

And what about the cynicism I expressed earlier, you ask. My apologies for starting as a pessimist, (could I have ‘feelings for the sake of this post’ as an excuse?).  Funny how just being in mid-sentence of my first statement, I was already slumped by the fact that there are actually new things come New Year.  And thankfully enough, there are actually new things to look forward to – new bed, perhaps(?); or a new house; new people, yes; or a new job(!); new routines for the better, and many other new things. Of course, new experiences, new mistakes which will hopefully eventually lead to new lessons.

Yes, there are so much new to look forward to this year.                                            It’s a new year – not necessarily a  new life but a new time to actually live again.              And live it to the full.

Enough with the pessimism.

Forget the former things;
do not dwell on the past.
See, I am doing a new thing!
Now it springs up; do you not perceive it?
I am making a way in the wilderness
and streams in the wasteland.

Isaiah 43:18-19

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This post is prompted by Truth Thursdays

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3 thoughts on “Truth Thursdays: All Things New

  1. Interesting post. Love the reflection in your writing style. Perhaps the newness of a new year is about finding new perspectives in a world that is still very much the same? A time to live again, as you said. To see things differently, maybe. 🙂

  2. “Writing again” is a good resolution. It’s one of mine too, although mine is more of “writing more.” It really does the soul some good. 🙂 And if you have the gift to write, you should use it!

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