Around this time of the year, we look to New Years as the beginning of something different, out with the old and in with the new!! Often we make resolutions to lose weight, save money, clean our clutter, spend more time with loved ones and the list goes on and on.
Many times I hear the naysayers make fun of people who set resolutions and either don’t follow through or start then stop. My feeling is that if there is something that you want to change within yourself or a new practice you want to start, use this time to give it a try. If you don’t follow through, then find something else that matters to you. Start small and start any time of the year.
When we are ready to hear the lesson or make the change often times it is said that the teacher appears. Sometimes the best teacher is oneself. We get hit over the head enough times, maybe we’re ready to change a behavior. If it doesn’t feel good, why do we keep running into the same wall like a wind-up toy staying in motion until it runs out of juice? Only that person can answer the question and maybe we need to focus on ourselves only. That should be plenty of work to keep a person busy.
As the New Year approaches and people talk about setting New Year’s resolutions, have fun with it. Start with something small and maybe it’s as simple as saying hello to a stranger every day or letting someone go ahead of you in traffic. What we really need is peace in the world and that peace starts with ourselves. When we feel that twinge of joy in our hearts everything else seems to fall in place. Just pay attention to your surroundings next time. If you keep doing the same things that make you stressed out, go be a random acts of kindness type of person and watch your solutions start to pop up in your life. You give joy, you get joy!!! It’s very simple. You act like a victim or be moody/testy then that is just what you will create around you and often alienate those around you. You see, those of us who get it about joy, don’t stay in the space of those who are moody very long.
So give yourself the gift of a resolution any day of the year. Your happiness starts with you and that is a very powerful gift!!
May 2016 bring you all the joy and love you can hold in your heart.