Making the pieces of the puzzle of our lives fit together even better than last year. New beginnings have been witnessed all over the world for decades. The end of the Holocaust brought a profound new beginning for the Jewish people with the formation of the state of Israel. Imagine the courage and inspiration it must have taken to go to a new land and build a new life. The new country of Iraq is a new beginning for the Iraqi people. After years of dictatorship the Iraqi people are now able to live in what they hope is becoming a democratic society. What a new beginning for those that witnessed the death and destruction of Saddam Hussein for years. We pray that this year will be a year of new beginnings for the Haitian people. After living through a devastating earthquake we see the people of Haiti hopeful that this year will be a year of new beginnings for them. NULL
What does this new year of 2011 bring for you? We are grateful that we do not have to overcome holocausts, dictatorships and earthquakes of epic proportions. However with that being said there are many families in America experiencing hard and stressful times. This year especially is a great time to reflect on 2010 and look forward to making the changes that are needed to make 2011 truly a year of new beginnings and making the pieces of the puzzle of our lives fit together even better than last year. Take a look at where you are at right now. Write down what could be better. Take out a notebook and make the heading “NEW BEGINNINGS 2011”
Instead of making a resolution write down what you are going to change.
If you are out of work figure out a way to get off unemployment and back to the land of making money for your family. If you need more income to make things work, find a mentor to help you figure it out. Create your new beginning in your life. We are blessed to live in a country where we are free to choose. So start making choices that are right for your family. Please write into the magazine and let us know what new beginning happened in your family! Happy New Year! Debbie Madiou