Thursday, January 2, 2014

Happy New Year!

A brand-new year... to live; to believe; to give; to receive; to fall in love; to share a smile; to walk an inch; to run a mile; to dive into sunsets; to forgive; to forget; to love where you’re going; to embrace where you’ve been; to take a deep breath, close your eyes... and begin. May the new year be filled with love, adventure, and dreams come true.

A few years ago, I started a new tradition.  I've mentioned it here before, but feel like I should mention it again.
I've heard a few people in the past few days mention their New Year's resolution (although, I have to admit, it seems like I've heard less this year than in year's past!).  Did you make one this year?  If so, how long will you make it last?
I saw a funny cartoon the other day about a gym called "Resolutions". I thought I would share it with you and see what you think: 
Seems about right, doesn't it?
A couple of years ago, I gave up making resolutions.  I, too, always had mine fall by the wayside. 
What I've started doing in place of resolutions is focusing on a word each year.  I think about a part of my life I would like to improve and find one word that describes that and focus on that.  I find that if I put that word on a piece of paper and put it in various places I will see it throughout the day and year, it helps me tremendously.  I have it in my desk at work, my desk at home, my wallet, my nightstand, in my kitchen......
The word doesn't have to be anything extraordinary.  But it should be meaningful -- to you.  Health?  Wellness?  Weight?  Faith?  Mom?  Wife? are a few ideas -- but certainly not exhaustive.  In fact, the first paragraph may give you some inspiration to what word you could use this year.
I challenge you to do the same.  Find your "word" -- what will it be? that will improve your life, and maybe even the lives of those around you. 
Happy New Year!
Here it is!  It's yours to do with as you wish!!!  Don't wait for someone else, they won't live your life.  Make your dreams come true!