Move forward, not standing still

As most of us would have expected, 21 December 2012 passed like any other day and soon 31 December saw the last page of the Julian calendar turned over.

We took the new calendar for 2013 and want to get on in our life, perhaps with new wishes for us and others.

Business Calendar & Schedule

Business Calendar & Schedule (Photo credit: photosteve101)

Many persons take the turn of the year to reflect on how they can improve their lives, the lives of others, and the world.  For some it is also a time of worry, questioning themselves if they did all right.

What has happened can not be turned over. It is no use to stand still by what happened in the past. We can use it to linger or to learn are lessons from it. Life goes on and like every other and previous year we do have to move on.

Some may think we must believe in something greater than ourselves to forward. but at first we do have to believe in our selves before we can even exist and become a reality in this universe.

Our own person may be a very tiny bit, smaller than a molecule in the gigantic world, where many persons consider themselves someone in the picture. Where do you want to fit the picture? In what sort of world do you figure yourself, and would it be realistic? Is your world made off dreams or of puzzle pieces which every year bring you closer to a more recognisable view.

The “I” is to be constantly fed and has to grow every day, not in the bringing the ‘I’ greater, but in bringing the ‘I’ smaller in the environment which has to take on a bigger value, with people in it who become more recognised for what they do and for what they have done. And than is there the memory which may not leave us. We want that brain in our head constantly working brewing thoughts and creating dreams and making realizations  come true.

When we are young we do have many dreams and many expectations. But becoming older does not mean we have to stop dreaming and that we do not have to be without expectations.

Do we not every year focus on things we would like to come true? Often being other things we focussed at than the previous year. Now again we want to focus on something new, trying to drive our life forward and grow into our dreams.

The path we continue to follow is perhaps not to constantly climb larger mountains, but to find new ways, and find those paths that may have been overlooked before. Do we not want to see the amazing vistas that we have never seen before? This doesn’t necessarily mean higher mountains – just different ones.

Holiday - Millais - Anonymous

Holiday – Millais – Anonymous (Photo credit: Bonnetmaker)

Keep dreaming, keep going further, continue the quest and enjoy the many adventures of trying to get to know more and never to finish studying or learning new things. do not linger in the past, but step over the line of tomorrow.

Let 2013 be one such other year where you shall manage to conquer new things and reach new horizons. Many years later to be able to look back at 2013 and getting smiles on your face from the many nice and interesting moments, even all the struggles where you had to get through. Let every moment be worthwhile.

Happy New Year.


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A new beginning by Cristian Mihai

A new day, a new year, a new beginning. Each year, on the first of January, we look back on the year that has passed and we try to see the good, the bad, to figure out how to make things better. We try to learn form the past, and probably, on this day, we also spend a lot of time imagining a better future. We have 365 days to change what needs changing, to become better, smarter, happier. Our hearts filled up with renewed hope and dreams and expectations, we make plans and lists.


  • Stay Positive (
    Three days into the New Year and the thin vaneer of optimism is falling away from smiles and conversations around us.
  • A Courageous New Year in Oz (
    Courage is a thing that when it is inside you, the world seems different. So it was for the Cowardly Lion in The Wonderful Wizard of Oz. So it is for us. Sometimes we just need a little reminder that what we need is already growing inside of us – it just needs a little more light to grow properly.
  • Every New Beginning Comes From Some Other Beginning’s End (
    things I was excited for and looking forward to last year at this time feel like they happened only a few months ago, not an entire 365 days ago.
  • Lisa Gawlas – The Dawning Of The Age Of Aquarius – 3 January 2013 (
    There was this thick spread of black bulging energy that ran from the entire West field to the East field that was about 6-8 inches wide.  There was such an intense aliveness to this black energy, yet it did not move or bubble, but yet, it felt so active within itself.
    There are still billions on earth who have gone back to other timelines to recreate aspects of their lives they did not learn form the first time around.
  • Standing Out with God (
    Have you made some new resolution for this year, huh! you are probably thinking “What did i do with the ones I made in previous years?” well the problem is not making resolutions but the problem is keeping them and my question to you is this; how many times during the course of the year did you fail in keeping those resolutions before you quit trying.
    Standing out alone can be very lonely, frustrating and has been very fatal for some people.
    Don’t put your trust in anyone or anything that is subject to change, put your trust in God, who is the same yesterday, today and forever, He never changes. Trust Him with all your heart and lean not on your own understanding, in all your ways acknowledge him and he will keep you on track [Proverbs 3:5].
  • Talking ’bout my resolutions… (
    It seems my earliest goal was to be a compositor. Certainly my youthful goals involved writing for newspapers and magazines, which I did as a freelancer and stringer in the early years and while I was raising children, and then in a full time newsroom.
  • 13 Wishes for You in 2013 (
    Imagination, so you can see the possibility of your dreams.
    Faith, so you always believe in your dreams.
  • a new year for big dreams… (
    i have always loved the symbolic notion of a new year being a fresh clean slate…an opportunity to reflect on the accomplishments and failures of the past year and the excitement of setting new goals and aspirations for the new one.
  • new year’s realizations (2012 edition) (
    Last year when I sat down to write my “end of one year / beginning of another year” post, I just couldn’t find it anywhere inside me to make resolutions. I’ve never been a resolution person. Not because I don’t want to be, rather because I’ve done it a few times in the past and by about February I either can’t remember what any of my resolutions were, or they are no longer things I want to spend the next 11 months trying to accomplish. Either way, my resolutions never happen. They get made and broken, made and forgotten, made and ignored.
    leave space for the surprises – if everything is planned out, every minute of every day and every month of every year, there’s no room for the unexpected. No time left for those pockets of wonder that make life worth living. The plan will always be there but the pockets are fleeting.
  • Dream a little dream… (
    I never had any dreams. My one goal was to be a mom, like my own mother. I achieved that goal, four times but it wasn’t achieved in the way of my mother.
    I just needed to accept who I am and now I will teach my daughter to shoot for the stars and not accept the role of a supporting player – that she can be the star.

About Marcus Ampe

Retired dancer, choreographer, choreologist Founder of the Dance impresario office and archive: Danscontact-Dansarchief plus the Association for Bible scholars, the Lifestyle magazines "Stepping Toes" and "From Guestwriters" and creator of the site "Messiah for all". - Gepensioneerd danser, choreograaf, choreoloog. Stichter van Danscontact-Dansarchief plus van de Vereniging voor Bijbelvorsers, de Lifestyle magazines "Stepping Toes" en "From Guestwriters" en maker van de site "Messiah for all".
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