Wednesday, December 12, 2018
Old libraries are great – the look, the smell, the history. Do you remember the old library cards? When you checked out a book from the library, they would write your name on the card and stamp the date. When you looked at the card, you could see the names and dates of the people who checked out the book before you. If you were like me and lived in a small town, you could see the names of people you knew or family members who checked out that same book. Sometimes you would see your own name on that book from a year or two ago. How many times do you read that book and find something new? You could swear that you had never seen a particular chapter or part of that book before?
You're not the same person you were a year ago. You're not the same person you were yesterday. You are constantly changing (hopefully growing). You always have a new and different perspective. When you consider "a new unit of time," and how you've changed and how your life is different, you should get excited. Your knowledge and tolerance have grown. You have self-confidence as never before. You have new goals (or are closer to your chief aim). You have your history and you have what you've learned and now you are in a new unit of time. Embrace it, a new chapter is unfolding before you.