I think this is a wonderful time of year. I know people will say that New Years Resolutions do not make a difference; that they will not last, but I think it is important all the same. I like the idea of starting new, refreshing old goals, re-evaluating where you are at in life and trying again. After all, I believe that is part of our purpose - to renew our hearts and start again.
Call this experience what you will, but I can have no doubt that there is a God and that He is there for us.
I am often praying to know what my purpose in life is. I still don't know, but I am trying to listen more to the promptings of the Spirit as my guide.