Happy New Year everyone. If you are like me and happy to have the chance for a better year, then here’s to better, and brighter things coming our way. If however, the past year was one of the best you ever had, than I apologize to you because it may be downhill from here on!
I like the fresh start you get to have each January 1st. It is like God giving us a big mulligan. We get to right the mistakes and try again. But what happens when the wrongs were from no fault of your own? How do you continually find the strength to keep moving forward and have faith? It’s tough, I know. All I can say is that when you are being kicked down over and over, you just have to keep getting up. If you stay down, then the bad wins and what fun is that?
Don’t make resolutions. Set goals of things you would like to accomplish or even just try. Make the first goal to love yourself. Put yourself first. Forgive those who have hurt you; not for them, for you. When you forgive, you allow yourself not to be controlled by the pain any longer. It isn’t selfish to put yourself first. When you love yourself, you attract love, and you are able to love more completely. It isn’t easy, but nothing worth doing is easy. Do it anyway.
Start completing your bucket list. If not now, when? Keep adding to the list, and cross off stuff you no longer want to do. Nothing is set in stone. Be present in each day. Be a willow, not an oak. Begin tomorrow. Pick one thing you want to do and just begin. Life is way too short to do nothing day after day, and then complain that you never got to do what you wanted.
Get started! Have fun. xo