It’s true: I get high on New Year’s Day. Now wait, don’t misunderstand – I don’t get high during New Year’s Day (probably the closest I’ve ever come to substance abuse was eating paste – but hey, that was college). No, I get high on New Year’s Day itself. The open horizon. The unlimited possibilities. On Christmas morning, you unwrap a new gift. On New Year’s Day, you unwrap a new set of 52 weeks. The former will break, run out of batteries, get lost, get regifted, etc. The latter, well… that’s up to us, isn’t it?
Now I’ve never been one for New Year’s resolutions, but I am a goals man. Already have loads of bold ideas lined up on the runway and anticipating great things ahead. But one of my goals, while looking ahead, is to more fully realize how spectacular, how fleeting, how beautiful plain old ‘now’ is.
Well, like anyone who’s high on something, I could easily continue rambling, possibly incoherently and probably ad nauseum.
If you’re a fan of great quotes as I am, I have a personal favorite to share as we embark on 2018:
“Teach us to number our days so we can have a wise heart.” Psalm 90:12
I’m high on New Year’s Day. Hope you are, too.
– Matthew Porter