Each and every single day is a new beginning. Think of the sun setting as a really-really-really short (albeit unofficial) new day eve. Why not? Why can't you? Because you've been trained to go through the motions of everyday like the one before? Because doing differently would take effort, brainpower, and passion, and you gave up most of that long ago just to get through each day? What is the point?
I'll do it tomorrow because I've had a tough day at work ... at school ... in traffic. Yeah, we've all said something similar to ourselves. So what can bring about change in the complacent mind? Give inspiration and a sense of reason, purpose? One simple word: HOPE.
Strangely, that's my word for 2017. When I found out I was like 'Seriously'? Not focus or kindness or fortitude. I get hope. Talk about cliche. Everybody hopes for stuff, like for the light to stay green so they can get through traffic. But then I stopped to think about it for a moment. I didn't really want a different word; I wanted a different reason to reflect on where I am, what I've accomplished thus far and fuel me to forge ahead into the great unknown of a new
year day. So I picked a bunch.
Go on. Try it. Pick any word. Pick them all, just go out there and DO something. Live today, not just for tomorrow. You thought my next words would be because tomorrow might never come. Nope. Guess what? Tomorrow might and most probably will come, but how much better are you for it? How much better are others that you're still here? Ponder each day as you fall into slumber at night. Give yourself an atta girl/boy for your successes and reflect on a failure. Mull over a solution.
Make each day count.
Live vibrantly. Love passionately.
See the unseen around you. Look harder. It's there.
Cherish the beauty and let it inspire you.
Be you. Always you.
Embrace your gifts. They're yours for a reason.
You are unique.
Be genuine, kind. Smile even when you don't feel like it.
Why? Because you can, and it takes less effort than frowning.
Open the door for a stranger. Do a good deed and don't tell anyone.
Challenge yourself to be more than you thought you could be.
And when you get there, push just a little harder.
For in there lies your growth.
Believe in magic.
I wish you the light of the stars, the caress of the wind, and all the happiness you share with others. May today and everyday throughout 2017 be all you make them to be.