Monday, August 29, 2011

New Beginnings

It’s back to school for me. Today is the first day of Fall Semester and the campus is humming with eager students.  Everyone is full of optimism and hope because the semester is a clean slate waiting to be written on. Within a few weeks that will fade as students take tests and write papers and don’t do as well as they wanted. You can feel the energy level drop on campus, but the good thing is that semesters only last 14 weeks and then everything starts all over again. New beginnings! If you didn’t do as well in a class as you wanted, you can retake the class—another new beginning.

This is a lot like life. Each week is a new beginning. On Sunday you take the Sacrament and then start over. You can live with the way your life has been going or you can repent and do better. But the important thing to remember is that you have a fresh start each week.

Too many of us don’t realize this. We let the mistakes and sins of the past weigh us down so much we don’t start over. Instead we lie down in the muck and cry about our sorry lot. That doesn’t do anyone a bit of good. 

But when we live in Truth we realize that any moment can be better than the last moment if we climb out of the Pit and enter the Realm of Truth. You don’t even have to wait for the new week. You can start right now! Every minute is meant to be lived to its best. So take a deep breath, smile, and make the new minute a Truth filled minute.


Wendi said...

My personal blog is called "Every day is a new beginning" because I really believe in the fresh start principle. :) I hope you have a great semester. What classes are you teaching?

Mike and Julie said...

Great outlook. My nephew is one of the 5600 new freshmen. He is definitely one of the excited!

Anonymous said...

Maybe that's why I always like Mondays. Thanks for the insight!