It may be a bit early to start talking about New Year’s Resolutions, or is it?
For whatever reason, when one year draws to a close and a new year is about to begin, we reflect on what is “wrong” with our lives and make a promise to “do better.” We declare a commitment to spending more time with family, losing the weight and getting in shape, taking a cooking class or finally sitting down to write the book we’ve been talking about.
As I’ve been doing my own reflecting and making promises to myself, I couldn’t help but think about how different my life is from what I imagined it would be at this point in life. And it’s dawned on me, that the most important promise I can make to myself and the people in my life – is to focus on feeling grateful for where life has taken me and who I am because of it.
Life is never perfect, but there is always something to be grateful for.
2017 – The Year of Feeling Grateful
Grateful for my body
Grateful for my mind
Grateful for life’s challenges,
and for the discoveries they help me find.
Grateful for my family
and for my friends
Grateful for the Universe
full of love that never ends.
Grateful is a state of mind,
it overcomes self-pity and hate
it empowers us to be kind.
Grateful is a place of being
that gives us peace of mind.
Be grateful, be happy, be kind.
May 2017 bring you happiness, gratitude and peace.