Happy New Year!
Like everyone else, the beginning of a new year represents a fresh start for me. I reminisce on the past year, thinking fondly and sometimes not so fondly of moments that I hope to or hope to not remember forever. It can be difficult to avoid dwelling on what was not accomplished. The key is to remember that tomorrow is always a new day, and whether it is January 1st or August 15th, you can resolve to make positive changes in your life any time of the year. That being said, I have a few of my own that I will be starting…today, though I may choose to tack on more throughout the year. My goal: make it all 52 weeks without giving up. Frequent gym goers are familiar with the “January Crowd” – The people that resolve to better themselves by working out, but come February, the gym, like-clockwork, slims down again (pun intended?) when people quit, get too busy and give up. I challenge you this year to make time for your resolutions. Don’t be a “January Crowd”. Push yourself, so that next year, your resolution will not be the same as last year and the year before and the year before and the year before….. but positive additions to your lifestyle.
This year I gained new members to the family and lost some others. For the family we gained, I love you with my heart. It is hard to believe there was a time without you because you fit in as if you were always there. For those we lost, I resolve to remember you everyday. Remember how you touched our lives, but not dwelling on the last conversation I’d wished we had.
This was my best year yet, I hope 2014 is even better. Cheers!