Just one second
So many of us go into a new year thinking ‘right, this is going to be my best year yet’ or ‘last year was terrible so this year has to be better!’
But for some people starting a new year doesn’t feel like this brand new start or a sudden change, it just means more of the same pain and struggles.
We try to make resolutions, but how many of us actually stick to a single one of them?
Instead, we start beating ourselves up for not making it past a few days, for letting ourselves down, and feeling disappointed and weak.
The jump from 2019 to 2020 was just one second.
To anyone reading that is feeling this way, I just want to remind you that the jump from 2019 to 2020 was just one second. That’s it.
It isn’t some huge leap, some crazy difficult task; it’s something we do 60 times a minute, 3600 times an hour, and 86400 times a day.
It’s something you’re pretty good at doing.
So this year, instead of making some crazy resolutions that I know I will never be able to keep, or drowning in thoughts of how bad the last year has been, or thinking about the number of changes I want to see this next year, I’m going to think about right now.
What can I be thankful for?
How am I doing right this second? What can I be thankful for?
- I am thankful that I have a house to sleep in.
- I am thankful that I have friends, no matter how far away they are, I know they are there for me.
- I am thankful for Nando’s.
- I am thankful for my relationship with God, that I know he is always watching out for me: ‘Give thanks to the Lord and proclaim his greatness. Let the whole world know what he has done.’ – Psalm 105:1, in the Bible.
- I am thankful for music.
Now it’s your turn. What are you thankful for right now? No matter how small it is, it’s yours to be grateful for.
I thank him [God] for making me...
Psalm 139:14 says that I am fearfully and wonderfully made by God. I thank him for making me so wonderfully complex!