In just a few hours a new year of challenges and opportunities will begin for each of us. Are we prepared to give it “our best shot”?
We are faced with world problems the likes of which most of us have never before experienced. It will take the best of us to meet the challenges and take advantage of the opportunities. We must be Spiritually, Mentally and Physically Ready for what the future holds.
To be Spiritually Ready does not necessary mean to resolve to go to church every Saturday or Sunday, although that can’t hurt. Spiritually Ready means so much more. Are we ready to embrace, respect, and accept our fellow brothers and sisters? To acknowledge that we are one entity of this earth and we need the best from each of us regardless of our race, religion or national origin?
To be Mentally Ready does not mean to resolve to read a book of the month, although that can’t hurt either. Mentally Ready means to be prepared and aware – ready to take advantage of the opportunities we may encounter to make our world a better place for all. Ready to walk through the doors that are open and realize that a closed door only means that the possibilities on the other side have not yet been discovered.
Physically Ready does not necessarily mean to resolve to diet those extra pounds away, although that is a worthy goal. Physically Ready means to nurture your strength, your resolve and your stamina so that the body is prepared to do the bidding of the mind and soul.
Strength of soul, mind and body will make you steadfast and will not allow opposing forces to intimidate you nor change who you are.
Considering all the challenges we face, we need a lot of heroes. Every hamlet, every town or city, every state, every neighborhood needs a hero. We need thinkers, we need doers, and especially we need dreamers. And, more than any thing else, we need to reclaim our positive outlook, to remember the greatness is in each and every one of us.
So on this New Years Eve resolve to be a beacon of light for our future. In total darkness, one candle will light a room.