Good Morning Everyone:
Welcome to this edition of The Metro Message...Well, Happy New Year to all of you. As we prepare for 2011, we must remember all that we have learned both personally and professionally over the past year. Let us carry with us into this new beginning a heart full of hope, a mind full of possibility, and eyes full of opportunity. I am sure some of you have a few New Year resolutions that you would like to keep. I only have one and it is the only one I would strongly recommend to each of you. I resolve to do everything better than I did before. It is simple yet powerful and we all know we do not need dramatic change in our lives to have dramatic effects. I wish you the best New Year of your life and let us all start today to make it that way.
As we look into 2011 we look at a block of time. We see 12 months, 52 weeks, 365 days, 8,760 hours, 525,600 minutes, 31,536,000 seconds. And all is a gift from God. We have done nothing to deserve it, earn it, or purchased it. Like the air we breathe, time comes to us as a part of life.
The gift of time is not ours alone. It is given equally to each person. Rich and poor, educated and ignorant, strong and weak-every man, woman and child has the same twenty-four hours every day.
Another important thing about time is that you cannot stop it. There is no way to slow it down, turn it off, or adjust it. Time marches on.
And you cannot bring back time. Once it is gone, it is gone. Yesterday is lost forever. If yesterday is lost, tomorrow is uncertain. We may look ahead at a full year's block of time, but we really have no guarantee that we will experience any of it.
Obviously, time is one of our most precious possessions. We can waste it. We can worry over it. We can spend it on ourselves. Or, we can invest it in the people and things we love.
The new year is full of time. As the seconds tick away, will you be tossing time out the window, or will you make every minute count?
Words To Live By...
We spend Jauary 1 walking through our lives, room by room, drawing up a list of work to be done, cracks to be patched. Maybe this year, to balance the list, we ought to walk through the rooms of our lives...not looking for flaws, but for potential.
The object of a New Year is not that we should have a new year. It is that we should have a new soul.
Be always at war with your vices, at peace with your neighbors, and let each new year find you a better man.
Year's end is neigher an end nor a beginning but a going on, with all the wisdom that experience can instill in us.
The Old Year has gone. Let the dead pat bury its own dead. The New Year has taken possession of the clock of time. All hail the duties and possibilities of the coming twelve months!
Edward Payson Powell
Cheers to a New Year and another chance for us to get it right.
New year, same goal.
It wouldn't be New Year's if I didn't have regrets.
Let's make this the best week of the year!!!