I’ve been seeing a few people who are bent on ‘making this the best year ever’ and ‘so glad that 2015 is over with because it was such a bad year’…
I have been thinking a lot about this and while I like fresh beginnings just like everyone else,I have been feeling that the big need to make resolutions for 2016 maybe a little over rated.
I have come up with a better idea – for me of course. You can do what you want with your new year. Here’s how I am going to handle mine.
Every single day is a fresh start…. and if every single day I wake up and say to myself… today is a good day… and live it like it is a good day… then guess what, at the end of 2016 I will have 365 good days to look back on. Now how simple is that.
I would prefer to be a little less curvy… humm.. that means that every single day I make a choice – do I put that in my mouth or do I not? How important to me is the taste of that cookie? How long will I really enjoy the taste of that cookie. How long will I suffer over the guilt of eating that cookie?
I want to be in better shape – that means that I need to get more active. Now do I really want to drag out all my winter clothes to go for a walk in the snow and wind and cold, or would I rather sit on the couch where I am comfortable?
I make that choice – every single day – not just on January first.
More water – less coffee… No one tubes the coffee down my throat. I am the one who makes that choice every single day.
Write more letters, keep in touch with family, read more books,say I love you more often,eat more veggies and fruit… well, I can’t do that if they are not in the fridge and I can’t eat chips and cookies if they are not in the house now can I? I make the choice when I go to the store as to what I am going to buy to have in my house.
It’s a choice I make – every single day that will add up to me looking back on 2016 and see it was a year full of good choices.
The beads don’t end up on the string all at once… it’s one bead at a time. It’s the same thing with our year. The pounds and the hours and the friendships and the apples don’t end up all of a sudden at the end of the year… it happens one day at a time. Every Single Day.
Here’s to some wonderful days for us to look back on at the end of this year and maybe we won’t be so quick to see the year end in December after all… it’s been a wonderful year – hasn’t it? ❤