Wake up & think positive
But for a few stragglers, all the Christmas decorations should be down and out of sight by now, to officially make room for the new year. What remains of Christmas are the 75% sales that may still be taking place next to the huge array of Valentine products on sale for February 14th 2018. Some Christmas may also still be making an appearance in the thrift stores and not a bad idea to grab one at a huge discount for next Christmas. I expect some of those will be on sale for now and then they will also disappear.
Whatever the case may be, the Christmas season is officially over and the new year is here. The big question is what does it signify for you? What are you going to do with the new year? What are you going to do in the new year to make it a wonderful year? What are you going to do that makes it different and what are you going to accomplish with the gift of time, for each New year is a gift of time. They say that tomorrow is not promised but if you are here now to see the year 2018, then you have been given the gift of a new year and some more opportunities. Not everyone was fortunate enough to receive this gift.
You have to consider yourself fortunate to receive the gift of a new day and a new year. There is the phrase ` `Happy New Year' that you will hear a lot of in the beginning of the year and there is also the word
`Resolution' that you will be hearing even more of and probably longer than the phrase ` Happy New Year'. The phrase should stay with us but it does not. It should be used much longer than it is but it is not. It becomes redundant too quickly in speech and in our minds. You should at the very least try and keep the thought in your mind, Plant the seeds of happiness that could belong to the new year and let them grow.
As for new year resolutions, please do not make them, if you already know that you are going to break them. The new year is a good foundation or a land mark to begin anything new but it is also a continuation of what was. Which side of the coin is it going to be for you?
The simple truth is that nothing changes, unless you make it happen and it is not the new year that makes it happen but you. Personally, I find new year resolutions to be somewhat selfish and self centered and an opportunity for commercial society to take advantage of what is normal, of what I think of as beautiful imperfections or flaws that make us who we are. Why struggle too much each and every year to meet the expectations of someone else or an image imposed by social media.
If it is more about your good health and well being, that is a good kind of selfish and I sincerely wish you all the best. Extend your resolutions to others and you move closer to becoming part of the grander scheme of things. Tell me about a resolution or about resolutions to help others, to touch lives in a magnificent way or to provide a better service to improve the lives others and I am all ears. That would definitely impress me.
Even better than a resolution, make one or more promises that you will keep. Resolutions are more personal and can easily be broken but promises are made to be kept. If you are a person of honor, you keep your word and you do not break your promises. Make a promise to yourself to do something different this year, to make life better for you and for others. Make a promise to yourself to do something special for someone less fortunate than yourself or even more fortunate than you. Make a promise to yourself to do something special for someone close to you.
It does not necessarily have to be a magnificent promise and certainly not a promise that you know you cannot keep. Keep it simple and make it happen.
It could simply be a promise to be appreciative of what you do have and appreciative of the loved ones in your life. It could be a promise to forgive someone or to make a simple phone call. It could be a promise to teach a child more virtues and less virtual reality or to become a mentor, coach or guide. It could be a promise to forgive yourself and get better at who you are and what you do. It could be a promise not to hide who you are and to shine as the universe intended you to shine. If you work in a service environment, it could be a promise to really help someone resolve their problems or issues rather than just be a corporate tool.
There are an abundance of things that you can do to make it a Happy Year for yourself and for others but also remember that you cannot please everyone. You do not have to. There are an abundant number of choices that you will have to make and not necessarily all of them will be the right ones. No one makes all the right choices all the time and not everything always goes according to plan but good intentions are always a great foundation. If your intentions are good and positive, they lead to the right choices, they will create a good year for you and ultimately take you to a good destination.
Wake up to a new day and make it a happy one. Wake up to the young new year and grow with it. Grow healthy, grow happiness, grow prosperity, touch lives in a positive manner and be the best that you can be. No one can ask more of you but to try and to be your best. Happy New Year.
Jason.U @ MondayMorningPositivity
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