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New Year, Fresh New Start!

There is something so light and bright about the new.  Spirits are lifted with an expectancy, an excitement.  Think of the birth of a baby, a different hairstyle, a new love interest, a new diary, a new dress……I could go on for a very long time!  It is the opportunity to press the reset button that is so attractive about the new, the freshness of it.  In the Bible, Lamentations 3:22-23, we are told that; ‘The steadfast love of the Lord never ceases; His mercies never come to an end; they are new every morning; great is Your faithfulness.’

Oh, what a great encouragement!  What a wonderful way to start the New Year!  I am determined to focus on that reset button.  Preparing for new children and helping them settle into a new rhythm; new routine, new rules, new peers sharing your space, new people taking care of you, new school, new school shoes……. And ensuring that children remaining with us for another year know that there is the opportunity for a new start, a blank slate.

People throughout the world have suffered, truly suffered because of the havoc wrecked by Covid-19. Many have had to face the reality of moving on with gaping holes left by loss of loved ones and/or their livelihood.  As I squared my shoulders to face 2022, I am fortified by these words by Maya Angelou.   2022 will present new challenges and many will be out of my control however I am resolved to meet them head on………what about you?