Our church has an interesting ceremony on the first weekend of the year, the burning bowl ceremony. Everyone receives a slip of paper. On it, they write something they don’t want to carry into the new year…a bad habit, negative thought, etc. Anything that they don't want to keep doing. They put the slip of paper into a bowl that has a small fire and let it burn, so they don’t carry this new trait into the coming year.
Often people spend this time of year setting goals for what they want to accomplish…exercise more, lose weight etc. What don’t you want to do this year? Are you ready to throw that away?