Resolutions for a year of positive action
I’ve long known that January is the time when we reflect upon the resolutions that will govern our new year. As a teenager, I’d scribble down a dozen self-improvement resolutions in a secret exercise book. Hardships thankfully transformed a young naïve girl into an enterprising and progressive woman, capable of navigating life’s tempests. This year, however, I’m settling down. My double-seven birthday (77) at the end of May means I’ve more than earned it.
Dear readers, I’d like to gently suggest on this soft snowy day a few verbs to reflect upon.
To love profoundly gives us strength; to be loved profoundly gives us courage.
Eliminate all the useless things you’ve accumulated over the years that are gathering dust.
Face your fears. They chain you down as long as you keep running from them. Don’t underestimate your courage.
Open your mind to new things every day.
Bless your positivity! Be on the lookout for the good things in life.
Celebrate! Because life is too short not to celebrate it each day.
Choose the best for yourself! Re-evaluate your individual goals and then aim higher.
It’s one of the most valuable and least-used talents.
Nothing seems easier than saying no, but for many it’s a nearly impossible feat.
BE YOUR OWN MASTER
It’s impossible to thrive in the shadow of others.
LISTEN TO YOUR INNER VOICE
Listen to your body, give it a chance to talk to you.
DO YOUR BEST
Go all in, body and soul!
Finish what you started. Don’t worry about how much time it will take to cross the finish line.
Every day you are reborn. Don’t let yesterday hold you back.
TAKE CARE OF YOURSELF
You only have one life to live! Take great care of it as if it were a gold bar.
Ignore pessimistic people. Avoid their company and the black cloud that follows them.
Share your experience. You’ll be rewarded for it.
Ask questions. Maybe start with this one: Why are we here on Earth?
Take the time to observe and expand your viewpoint. We should contemplate the infinite beauty of the tall fir trees.
Awaken the artist sleeping inside each one of us. Express the best of yourself. The act of creating brings us closer to a higher conscience.
Explore off the beaten track. There are risks, but there’s also the hope of great reward.
Savour the silence and allow your own melodies to be heard.
Hold your tongue. Restraint keeps you from hurting others.
Admire the beauty of the world because it’s everywhere – in sincere friendships, in a luminous mind, in a loving heart.
Dear readers, I wish that we can all learn something new each day. A lesson from nature, from people who surround us or from something within us. Let’s strengthen our wings, so that, one day, we can fly.