The First 22 Pages

by | Jan 23, 2014 | Encouragement

I’m finding it a little difficult to believe that we are already well into the 22nd day of this new year.

On December 31, I came across a quote that read, “Tomorrow is the first page of a 365 blank page book. Write a good one.” 

That quote truly got me thinking about how each day is an empty page. How we live our lives, and what we do daily, does matter. We can choose to either fill each page with life, hope, love, adventure, blessings, and memories, or choose to fill them with negativity, discouragement, hate, boredom, inactivity, etc.

Once we’ve lived out that day and written on that page, we can’t undo it. We turn the page and move on to the next. I committed to myself when I read that quote to make 2014 a beautiful, adventurous, and memory-filled book.

We’ve all written on these 22 pages in the book of 2014. So, what have you written? What have I written?

I’d say it’s a good time to pause today and take a look.

It’s certainly possible that the year hasn’t started the way we wanted or hoped it would. That might be the case for a lot of us.

Maybe we set some great resolutions or goals, but have found that life has seemed to get in the way and we’ve gotten a little side-tracked. If so, I think we might be in good company.

Today’s a good day to get refocused, get recommitted, and get back on track. It’s never too late to begin again.

And if you’re well on your way to making 2014 the best book you’ve ever written, then keep going! Do what you can each day to make it a day to remember.

Some ideas on making a day memorable for future pages:

– Bless someone unexpectedly.
– Smile at people you don’t yet know.
– Read your Bible.
– Take a chance.
– Try something new.
– Embrace a new opportunity.
– Do something you’ve been putting off.
– Write your spouse a love letter.
– Send a friend a card or letter for no reason but to say how much you appreciate him/her.
– Pray for your neighbors.
– Bake cookies.
– Meet a friend for coffee.
– Put change in a parking meter about to expire.
– Pay for the person’s bill behind you in the drive-thru.
– Call your parents and/or siblings and tell them you love them.
– Take up a new hobby.
– Learn a new skill.
– Try a new recipe.
– Start a blog.
– Think of of the box.
– Make a new friend.
– Give your child a bear hug.
– Take in a stray animal or one from a shelter.
– Pray for your enemies.
– Attend a Bible study.
– Spend time alone with God (daily)

There are many opportunities to make each day memorable and each page of your book beautiful. You’re writing a great story in 2014! I can’t wait to read it! 🙂

Blessings to you!

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