“There is no footprint too small, to leave an imprint on this world”
Another year has come and gone, people, pet’s things in our lives. We sing Auld Lang Syne at New Year’s celebrations. A song used by the Scots where everyone joins hands in a circle, a symbol of endings and new beginnings. It is also a time to remember and cherish old friendships. The song has been used for funerals too. We sing it to go through the motions of the past year and new beginnings, the New Year.
So, Yes, the year has come and gone and when I look back for me, it was a year of loss. I said good-bye to two of my pets and two friends. I also had the opportunity to travel with friends to discover new places, and with family as we planned fun day trips. There were many moments of bonding and enjoying the great adventures. It was also a time of discovering new things and realizing more talents. What was your year like? What are your plans for the New Year? Did you make New Year’s Resolutions
Many times we challenge ourselves with unrealistic resolutions. We promise to be better at this or not do that. Unfortunately, we do not always succeed. Is it really all that important? Why are we not just making resolutions throughout the year? We do not always need an ending to start a beginning. Why not challenge ourselves everyday to be better. It is ok to reflect upon our lives, and it is not required that we only do it at the end of the year. Everyday we can review the day before. How was yesterday? Can you improve upon today? Let’s face it; we are all human and we are not perfect. For myself, I have a list of Do’s and Don’ts and try to live by them everyday. Here are a few of my own:
Do try to be more patient. Do find the good in everyone. Do try to be the best person you can. Don’t get mad because the person is driving slower than molasses. Don’t judge someone because they are angry, you have no idea what they may be going through. Don’t walk through a door without holding it open for the next person. I am an Aries and we are the most impatient sign in the Zodiac. Having said that, I know that I need to slow down and consider the other person. I find that when I am walking with friends I end up twenty feet ahead of them. So I stop myself and wait for them to catch up. Now I stop myself and leave my speed walking for a day at the park. Just because my life travels at warp speed, I cannot expect everyone else to do the same.
The resolutions that you make should be for yourself and not for what others would like to see you do. Many times we are influenced by the people around us, and it can be easy to lose a little of yourself. That in its self can be bothersome, because you are changing to please those around you. It is funny how we feel that what others think matters. What should matter is your own personal growth and path you want to be on. Your achievements are dependent upon you. If you want to take a new career path or start your own business, do it. Those who tell you that you cannot do not want to see you succeed. It is not because they do not like you, it is because you would be doing something they cannot, whether it is out of their own lack of motivation of just the fear of succeeding.
So yes another year has gone by. Take your resolutions and throw them out of the window and make it your challenge to do and accomplish everything you want throughout the year.
Remember, you have only one life. Make it the best you will ever live. Furthermore, No One should Judge You but Yourself, and heaven knows we can be critical of ourselves, another thing we should not do. Keep in mind, we will all be judged by a higher source! In the end that is all that will matter.
Have a safe, prosperous and wonderful New Year!