This is a response to the one-word prompt “Hopeful” by “The Daily Post.”
So once again, the old year ends as a new one begins. This is a part of the natural order of things, with the old ending and making room for the new. All things must come to an end at some point; so that new things, can come in and refresh and renew the world and all in it. Don’t be afraid of the new, but embrace it for what it is, an opportunity.
Despite all that has happened in this chaotic and eventful year of 2016, and despite the uncertainty that we face in 2017; I am very much optimistic for the new year. I am optimistic because I know that whatever does happen, no matter how good or bad, especially bad, things will turn out in the end all right, for God is indeed in control and he loves us all. No matter how bad things get, he always corrects things and makes them better.
So yes, I do indeed look forward to the new year with hope and optimism for whatever it brings. I will do the best that I can to make it a good year for me and those around me. After all, that’s all I or anyone else can really be asked or be expected to do. We cannot really control how or when things happen, but we can control how we respond to them and what we do as a result.