The beginning of a new year can be a time when we feel a renewed sense of hope and motivation. If we have experienced enough years, we might also, or instead, feel a sense of despair and frankly, feel quite demoralized. “Will this year really be the year when finally things “fall into place” and when what I want to see happen, will happen?” Do we dare to hope?
I say, “Let’s hope!” But at the same time, let’s not cling tightly to desired outcomes. I also say, “Let’s make plans!” Plans that will give us the best possible chances to achieve our goals. We know that rarely do “gifts” fall into our laps; some work on our part is usually necessary. So, we do our best and what will be, will be.