Happy New Year 2021 and some thoughts about life

Wishing you all a healthy, blessed, and joyful year!!

Year 2020 has been a tsunami of catastrophic problems affecting each of us in myriad ways. Problems of last year hasn’t magically disappeared because the number on our calendar changed. However, a new year seems to symbolically refresh the mind and heart to start new. I hope we all have a healthier, wiser, happier, successful, and improved life in 2021. And for those areas of life beyond our control, let’s pray and wait expectantly for God’s hand to move in wonderful and transformational ways.

This year I’m not starting with specific resolutions. Instead, I want to make small changes that will positively affect the quality of my life. I’ve heard that the stresses of last year have caused hair loss issues in some individuals. I’m one of them. It’s not severe but to me it’s noticeable. When I see sparseness in the mirror, I sigh: a really deep sigh. This symptom tells me I should work harder to establish balance in my life.

Trust in the Lord with all your heart;

    do not depend on your own understanding.

Seek his will in all you do,

    and he will show you which path to take.

Proverbs 3: 5-6

Even though I’m starting the year with less resilience, I will take it a day at a time. This is strange for me to share publicly, because I’m usually optimistic about life and like to encourage others. But as I shared in my earlier post, beneath the happy exterior, a whole lot of sadness lurks. I will be ok and in the meantime, I’m waiting for the old warrior spirit to emerge again! I need my faith to rekindle ASAP! It’s time to open the Bible and get reading.

Again, happy new year! You’re awesome and I appreciate each of one of you readers! You guys make my writing journey worthwhile and special.