Oh Yes, Time Does Seem To Be Marching OnHappy New Year

    It’s a political year. It’s also a leap year. Most importantly, it’s a New Year.

    Politics is a private matter. We all have our views. And what comes will come. It is the nature of the world. Change is inevitable . . . whether we like it or not . . .

    There are many things in our lives we may want to change . . . we may want to spend more time with family and friends . . . or learn something new . . . or clean out a closet . . . there is always something we have brewing on the back burner of our minds.

    Each year we make promises to ourselves that this year . . .

    Yes, we do this regularly . . . and when the time is right, we will accomplish those things.

    I’m not one to dwell on those things that I should have done . . . I choose to focus on those things I want to accomplish . . . while taking care of those things I must do on a regular basis.

    Yes, we do have responsibilities. And those seem to be our priorities. Then everything else takes its place.

    I’m Not One To Make Grand New Year’s Resolutions

    I see those areas in my life that are in need of change.

    And that’s where I begin. Nothing grand or ground breaking, but an attempt day by day to work on those changes. Baby steps.

    Over time, those changes will be part of my life and the destination is within sight. I can see the improvements.

    It’s good to see improvements and celebrate them. Sure, you may have a long way to go, but you’re moving in the right direction.

    It’s about making progress . . . and you have plenty of time to fully achieve success.

    I like being my own cheerleader. It’s good to encourage yourself . . . and make adjustments along the way.

    The New Year Seems To Hold Such Promise

    For some it’s like wiping the slate clean.

    For others it’s taking care of old business.

    There is hope . . .

    We can’t foretell the future. We can only do what we can to make each day count. No matter what it entails. It could be spending quality time with your family or reading a good book or resting. Each day will be different. And we must value each day and honor how we feel.

    There will be melancholy days . . . days we don’t feel like doing much of anything . . . good weather days and bad weather days. It’s just a matter of taking them in stride and doing what feels right.

    I learn a lot from books and movies . . . maybe not what the authors wanted me to learn . . . but sometimes something clicks and gives me a solution to something I’ve been thinking about. They may do the same for you.

    We need to be aware of our environment . . . to see how the seasons change and the weather changes . . . celebrating that . . . it is a process . . . a cycle . . . and it does affect us . . . even without our knowing it.WindyDay

    Today is windy here. I’m not fond of the wind, but it does serve a purpose. I may not be fully aware of the why and how, but it is something I accept because I can’t change it. I do what I can within me . . . I can’t change the weather or make things happen to suit my mood.

    I know there are people who believe they can . . . and many can with a strong belief system . . . but I believe it has to do with one’s perspective. When we focus upon good things, good things will come to us. And the opposite is also true.

    Just honor your thoughts, feelings and beliefs. I’m not trying to change you in any way. You know what is best for you. I just want to encourage you to be as positive as possible to have a good life . . . one you want for yourself.

    Have a wonderful New Year.

    Sharon