Goals for 2015

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“To see the world, things dangerous to come to, to see behind walls, draw closer, to find each other, and to feel. That is the purpose of life.” – The Secret Life of Walter Mitty

Like a post before, this one will be a little different. Today, I want to go over my fifteen goals for 2015! These goals are not to create a sense of shame at the end of the year if they are not accomplished, but they are to dream and to inspire. Goals are gifts we can give ourselves; let’s never punish ourselves with our goals.

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…behold, new things come.

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“And he who was seated on the throne said, ‘Behold, I am making all things new.'” — Revelation 21:5

 If all endings can be beautiful while being painful, embracing the new should come as no surprise: it can also be beautiful and painful. Birth itself is a painful process, and it exemplifies a fact of all beginnings: they are hard. When things change, they do not go without resistance, but as we push forward, we may yet enter into joy. We may yet see all things pass away and all things become new…

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Old Things Passing Away…

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“Every atom in your body came from a star that exploded. And the atoms in your left hand probably came from a different star than your right hand. It really is the most poetic thing I know about physics. You are all stardust.” — Lawrence Krauss

 Everything dies. And all things come to an end. But for now, the earth keeps spinning around the sun, that little yellow star in the backwater part of the western arm of our small galaxy. Someday, even the earth, the sun and all the stars of our galaxy will come to an end. But in ending, it will create something else. Every end is found in some beginning somewhere, and every beginning in some end.

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