Welcome to my first blog of 2013!
I hope January has been kind to you and that the transition into 2013 has been seamless!
I had mentally decided to avoid discussing the main topic of interest in January which of course is New Year resolutions!
What to give up and what to start?
To be honest, it’s been quite difficult to evade this because of the constant bombardment of magazines and adverts trying to convince us of the whole “New Year ….New You” syndrome!
We are constantly being offered pages of advice on how to re-invent ourselves and change into someone or something new …. But what if you enjoyed 2012 and you’re happy with the old you? Then what?……………
It’s so easy to fall into that trap of LACK OF………even when it’s not there. I’m sure you have noticed that today’s lifestyles are a constant competition and if it’s not just friends and neighbours it’s also a battle with ourselves.
At times it is difficult to detach yourself from wanting more and trying to remember the blessings that we already possess… I actually think January is a great time for reflection and gratitude of what we have achieved so far and an opportunity to look at the past as an old friend who has taught us well…
My view is that every January should be about building on the hard work you have achieved so far, learning from mistakes and looking forward to challenges ahead. I know that we all have inside us that small reserve of energy and determination to make anything possible, so why not make 2013 the year of the “Better You”.
We are all unique in our own way and you have the foundations to start creating the inner peace you desire, so look forward to your choices and be sure to do things that make you smile. Spend time with people who enhance your life, who support your dreams and will encourage you to take that leap of faith.
No matter how busy you get with daily demands, chores and responsibilities remember that “you” count!
So at the beginning and the end of each day give thanks for whatever is coming your way… stay blessed x
Just wanted to share a great read, it’s an amazing book called “Have a Little Faith” by the brilliant Mitch Albom. It’s the most inspiring book I’ve read in years and there’s a wonderful quote from Robert Browning Hamilton which reminds me that every experience in our lives is one to learn from…
“I walked a mile with pleasure;
She chatted all the way;
But left me none the wiser,
For all she had to say.
I walked a mile with Sorrow,
And ne’er a word said she;
But oh! The things I learned from her.
When Sorrow walked with me…