I am always curious what people's thoughts are on the new year.
As for me, I have always loved it. I think it's just the feeling of starting over, seeing zeroes straight across the scoreboard, clean space on a new calendar, whatever analogy you want to use. I don't look at it as "just another day".
One of the reasons I love working in education is the fact that there is a beginning and an end, then a new beginning. Everyone has the opportunity to start fresh.
There's a great phrase in Acts 3:19, "...times of refreshing..." It's the same phrase in every translation I've checked. What an idea, that God would give us the refreshment of a new start.
As I've been imagining what 2008 might bring, I realize that I've only been picturing good things. Of course, it will probably bring challenges and pain along with the blessings and joy. Only God knows. But, that's life, and He'll be right there through it all.
Have fun watching the ball drop, and I hope the new year brings many blessings to you. Yeah, the clean slate will get marked up, but that's OK. Enjoy its newness and make good marks.