It’s the last day of the year, and many will be ushering the old year out and welcoming the New Year with dancing, dinner, party hats, noisemakers, confetti, and a toast. It might be a magical night.
Some will celebrate with family and friends, sitting around, enjoying each other’s company. There will be plenty of food to satisfy anyone’s appetite. Perhaps they will wear party hats, blow on noisemakers, throw a little confetti, and lift a cup of cheer to welcome in the New Year. It might be a night of making memories.
Some might stay at home and watch their favorite television show, much-loved DVD or get around to the book they had meant to read. Or they might just mellow out, get in their blue kitty cat pajamas and go to bed early. It might be a night of relaxing and resting.
It really doesn’t matter how we celebrate the coming of the new year. What matters is how we end the old year. Are we ending it with regrets? Is there someone we hurt with our words or our deeds? Perhaps we need to forgive those who hurt us in some way. Maybe some are ending it with a happy heart excited for what the new year will bring. Regardless of how it ends, it might be a night to have a chat with the Man who created us.
Starting the New Year with a lot of baggage is difficult. Yes, you enjoyed the festivities leading up to the count-down but from the first minute when the New Year begins, until the day 2019 ends, those regrets, hurts, and not forgiving, are still with us; hanging on to us like a pretty large cement block. It might be a night for prayer.
So, how will you celebrate on this particular night? Will you watch the ball drop? Dance the night away? Spend time with family or friends? Or relax in your favorite pj’s? Will it be magical or mellow?
Wishing you a Happy, Healthy New Year filled with peace, hope, and love…