Fresh starts are always so full of promise. We have such energy looking forward, and so many goals. As you close out last year, and start this new one, look back to see your blessings, your challenges, where you have soared, and where you have been carried. It’s hard to remember the entire year, so maybe a thought for this year is to make a note every week or so. Put in on your phone, or in a nice journal, or on sticky notes around your computer, or even just in your head. Pause often to see where you have been blessed, and where God is sending graces during difficult times. I think you’ll be pleasantly surprised by the end of the year at how long your list is.