Tuesday, December 31, 2019

The Old and the New

By Susan Reichert, Editor-in-Chief, Southern Writers Magazine   

Everyone knows today is New Year’s Eve where we will gather with family and friends to await the new year, 2020. There will be many parties, dancing, eating, and at the stroke of midnight, champagne will be poured, we will kiss our special loved one and watch the fireworks as they shoot through the night sky. A joyous occasion to be sure. These celebrations will go on past midnight for some while others warm and toasty will watch on TV cuddled up on the couch and probably will fall asleep before the midnight hour.

However, let’s remember that this is also “Old Year’s Day.”  It is the last day we will experience 2019. It will never return. We need to say goodbye. We have memories of 2019 but as we grow older memories have a way of fading. A few special ones may remain.

This would be a good time to make a list of blessings we experienced in 2019 because those give us hope as we look to 2020. We have all experienced happy days and sad days in 2019. We’ve said hello to new friends and goodbye to old ones. That is the progression of life.

Through it all, God has been faithful. As we say goodbye to 2019 and thank God for His blessings, we will turn our faces toward the New Year of 2020 with hope in our hearts for a blessed New Year.
In the New Year 2020 may you experience new adventures in your writing; may you enlarge your tent to make new friends and enjoy love and laughter each new day with a thankful heart.

Happy Writing!