So here we are again at the start of another brand spanking, freshly brewed, hot off the press new year. I hope that 2012 was kind to you and that you are looking forward to some wonderful times in the year ahead.
It’s around this time of year that the ‘R’ word starts getting bandied about ….. RESOLUTION.
I’m not a big fan of anything gimmicky like fad diets or new year resolutions. Things can start off with good intentions but often fall by the wayside leaving you feeling like a failure with lack of commitment. I’m more of a long term vision kind of girl and I think it’s the little decisions you make every day, not so much the grand statements once a year, that make the real difference.
I think it’s often better to reflect on what’s important to you, what you would like to change or what you want to improve. The start of a new year can remind us to think about how we want to spend our time and who we want to spend it with. Planning ahead gives us focus and hones our intention. It’s the start of a framework for greater achievement or maybe a slowing of the pace. Whatever your hopes for the new year I hope they include making some good long term choices for your happiness and wellbeing.
During this holiday time I think it’s valuable to not only look ahead but also to be thankful and aware of what we have already – for me it’s health, family, food and water, a lovely homely home, friends to be with and work which feels purposeful and in alignment with my beliefs.
We don’t always know what is coming our way and even the best laid plans can be subject to forces beyond our control but being grateful is surely a good path to follow no matter where life is taking you.
My wish for you, and all of us, is for good health, clean food and water, shelter that protects you and feels like a haven, friends and family to love, something to feel passionate about and a thriving vege patch.
Thank you for being part of this community of like minded souls.