Barasoain Weekly Reflection for 1 – 7 January 2017
“He who was seated on the throne said, ‘I am making everything new!’ Then he said, ‘Write this down, for these words are trustworthy and true.'”
During the development of Windows 95, one important thing that is very crucial to developers is the general user-friendliness of its new interface back then. Human usability tests on the prototype interface of the operating system always fail since the users do not know what to do after the machine has booted up. Then, somebody suggested naming the button on the lower-left “Start.” After the change was done, tests showed that usability tests were dramatically higher than before it was implemented.
Every January 1, we are like new users of that computer. We do not know exactly what the year holds, similar to a computer that is new and in which we are unfamiliar with its capabilities.
However, similar to receiving a new computer, we are always thankful that despite of the uncertainty it holds, we have received a valuable gift. Just like when the year changes, we receive a valuable gift, the gift of new start, new hope, new experience and new chances not just to improve our lives but also of others.
Today, we are starting with another year book of our lives. Let us fill the pages with meaningful and memorable memories, experiences and lessons we had or we will have.
God has given us a new book – let’s write a good one!