The thing about a new leaf is … you can just KEEP turning it over!
Our job, with God’s help, is to REDEEM the time.
Time, in and of itself (outside of Paradise), is neither good nor bad.
It just is.
Yet, with a sacramental understanding, even “bad times” can be redeemed — to God’s glory.
Stick to the things necessary for your salvation, moment by moment.
And, please, while you’re at it: Pray for me.
— Oh! And to all the Orthodox “Old Timers” …
Christ is Born!