Forget the former things; do not dwell on the past. See, I am doing a new thing!
(Isaiah 43:18-19 NIV)
As 2012 comes to a dramatic close—with the tragic loss of innocent lives, in Newtown, CT., such as we have never before seen, the looming fiscal cliff that threatens to separate the haves and the have-nots even further—and we look towards 2013, let us forget (or learn from) the old and affirm:
This year I begin life anew.
This year I am born to a fresh, new, and glorious day.
This year has never been lived before and will never be lived again.
I enter into this new year with passion and expectations, knowing that the Presence of God in my life inspires, uplifts, and strengthens me.
I bring into this new year love, trust, peace, joy, wisdom, and understanding.
This year I will live purposefully knowing that I am Divinely protected.
I am creative, thankful, blessed, and eternally grateful to God for all His gifts.
This is a year of restoration, completion, and abundance.
I pour into every moment the abundance of my blessings.
I am so thankful to God for life.
And so it is.