"The meaning of life is to give life meaning."
I've been making an effort to think of the beginning of each month as a new start much like I do at the beginning of each New Year. I like to take a little time to get motivated to be better and accomplish things, as well as to pause and look back.
Maybe I'm a bit weird in that marking time is so important to me.
Essentially, though, that's what I do as a newspaper editor. I look ahead, plan ahead, and I look back. I also look around. I observe. I snap photos. I take notes.
My whole life revolves around recording things.
So here I go again, only on a more personal note.
These long dark evenings are a good time to think and reflect and plan and dream.
They are a good time to find meaning and create meaning in a world gone drab for a season.
But only for a season, because spring will be here before you know it!