By Mary Lou Rosien
The beginning of a new year is always a good time to take inventory of our lives. What did we accomplish in the previous year? What did we learn? What do we need to do next?
When I look back, it often helps me to clarify what I need to do to move forward. As some doors have closed, others have opened and I need to be ready to take the risk and walk through. Spiritually, we should also prepare ourselves for the challenges of the new year.
Advent and Christmas have been a time of reflection and joy, so as we ‘come back to earth’ how do we continue to bring that light into 2012?
May God bless you and keep you this year and always. May He open all our hearts to the challenges He wants us to provide.
Mary Lou Rosien writes from outside Rochester, NY. She is the author of Managing Stress with the Help of Your Catholic Faith (OSV) and, Catholic Family Boot Camp (Bezalel Books). Check out her website, or contact her at http://www.catholicfamilybootcamp.com/.
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