Fresh start….

I have a confession to make…I LOVE going to the dentist.  It’s true.  I know you think I’m weird now, but I don’t care (smile). I hear people complaining all the time that they have a dentist appointment and deep down inside I’m thinking “lucky”.  Why do I like it so much?  First…I have a super nice dentist.  Second…it’s the one thing about my health that I feel like I have control over.  Third…it’s a chance to start over.  Every six months I get a chance to have a fresh start…a clean slate so to speak.  I guess it doesn’t hurt that they tell me how awesome my teeth are…no fillings in this mouth and never had to have braces (smile).  So why am I talking about teeth??  Well it’s actually more about fresh starts.  A fellow blogger, Holley Gerth, is challenging bloggers (well really anyone that wants to give it a try) to write an encouraging post every Wednesday.  It’s called Coffee for Your Heart and every week she is going to suggest a topic to write about to encourage others.  Being new to the blogging world, I’m not sure that I’ll have something every Wednesday, but I thought I’d give it a try.

Coffee-for-Your-Heart-150When you see this picture, you will know that this post is part of Coffee for Your Heart.  If you would like to learn more about this challenge, or Holley, just click on the picture and it will take you to her blog.

So her prompt for this week was:

As you start 2014, I just want you to know… that no matter what you are going through this year can be a fresh start.  You can put behind last years disappointments and look forward to what God has for you this new year.  When it comes to new year’s resolutions, I think we tend to put too much pressure on ourselves and sometimes have expectations that are just too high.  Give yourself a break. Don’t beat yourself up for the things you didn’t accomplish last year. Look at this year as a fresh start to make the changes that are important to you.  You can even take it a step further. Had a bad month, or a bad week?  Every month can be a fresh start, or every week, or even every day.  The point is to strive to meet your goals, but if you slip, don’t throw in the towel.  Just know that tomorrow is another day to try again.

What’s my new year’s resolution?  Eat more chocolate.  It will be tough, but I’m committed (wink).

Happy new year everyone!  I pray that God takes you on an amazing journey this year.  A fresh start.

Love each other…because love matters.

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