Here we are once again standing at the passing of another year at the dawn of a new one, January 1st.
We concentrate on a New Year’s resolutions. We search for that special someone to share the celebratory kiss at midnight, singing ‘Auld Lang Syne‘ – the annual tune to remember and cherish old friendships, good deeds and toast health and good will for the year ahead.
But every year, month, day, minute, and second we can flip our life around and create a memorable life.
We shouldn’t need to wait for another New Years Eve to make steps toward becoming everything we dreamed of being.
I admit the years are zooming by (and I do mean in a supersonic zoom)… so why wait? Begin now! We can make exciting things possible and charge forward with hope in our pocket every day of the year, yes?
I know one thing for certain, no matter how hard we try to make things happen or plan for things to go a certain way… life has a knack of putting surprises in our path. We must be flexible to duck, dodge and weave. Be persistent and strong and never give up on anything, especially if it is something you are passionate about.
Most of us are ordinary folks. We are vulnerable. We stumble and fall. There is no doubt about it. Life is tough but we must find the courage to try new things. To explore and grow. We can rework and improve ourselves. Remember, we are all here together. When life tosses us about like buoys in the ocean, throwing those hard punches that knock the wind out of our sails, let’s grab on with both hands and figure out a way around these obstacles to make 2016 a great year.
Find joy in every precious moment. Those rare instances happen every day. They might hide from you at first but, if you know where to look, they pop up everywhere. They are the little wonders put in your life to bring you joy. Notice them because they will bring you happiness, especially when you are the farthest away from a smile.
Being thankful for the little things in life builds a grateful soul. This attracts grace and with grace, miracles happen. These miracles shine from the heart and warm the earth with kindness.
I remain forever humbled by your grace and kindness, my family and friends. I hope to give more than I receive because together, we can build mountains of positive energy and spread sunshine with our smiles. Life is not perfect, but it doesn’t have to be to have a wonderful life.
May you always be blessed with walls for the wind, a roof for the rain, a warm cup of tea by the fire with laughter to cheer you, those you love near you AND granted all that your heart might desire! (An Irish Blessing Has Now Been Bestowed Upon You)
HAPPY NEW YEAR!