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The Spirit of The New Year
This New Year gives us the gift of more than 525,600 minutes. What we do with the gift of these minutes determines the quality of our life, the level of our happiness, the value of the memories we create and the difference we can make in the world.
Minutes spent stressed or worrying are wasted. Fear not only kills our dreams, it also diminishes our minutes without providing productive results. None of our unused minutes can be saved as 'rollover' minutes for the next year. None can be given to others and unused ones will be lost forever. When we look at our minutes from this perspective, it helps us realize the gift we've been given.
Here are some words to remember as you enter into the New Year and start spending your 525,000 minutes.
Spend time with people you love.
Cherish family and friends. When we look back at a year, the things that usually stand out are times spent with loved ones and the moments of connection with one another.
If you're not having fun, go do something that IS fun!!! Spend your time doing what you love and what brings joy into your life.
Let go of the past. Don't waste a good minute worrying about a bad one. Know that everything is perfect exactly as it is. Trust that there is a reason, even when you can't see it.
Be positive. Realize you do have a choice and choose to be positive in your thoughts & actions.
Take baby steps and don't give up! Keep moving in the right direction. Trust yourself and your abilities. Just because something didn't yet work out as planned, doesn't mean it won't work out. There is always a way and you can't lose, unless you give up.
Embrace change. Resisting change is like trying to swim upstream. Instead, embrace it and go with the flow.
Connect with Nature. Watch sunsets. Talk to a tree. Listen to the wind. Taste the sweetness of a fresh apple. Study a leaf. In all things, find your connection to something bigger than you.
Love life! Do what you love and love what you do. Happiness comes from spending minutes doing things that bring you joy.
Laugh! Relax, be playful and remember life is meant to be fun!
Expand your world. Learn about other cultures, celebrate our differences and find common ground.
Create a vision. Write down 80 things you want to accomplish this year and share it with someone you love. Create a vision board to keep your dream alive!
Dream BIG and trust that you're on the right path to make them happen. You deserve the very best in life- claim it!
Listen to your inner voice. Many times, wisdom comes in silence.
Spread kindness. Connect with one another. Share a smile. Perform random acts of kindness. Be/Choose love. In all things, love now.
Exercise your mind and your body. We only grow old when we're stagnant. Move and grow.
Pause. Take time for yourself. Know that you matter - remember, you must first fill your own cup before you can give to others.
Pass it on. Give. Share. Give away things you don't need. Share love and resources with others, remembering that blessing flows more easily through a stream without a dam.
Pay attention to serendipity. Live connected to something greater than yourself. Open unto and into the possibility of life. Live with faith and hope as a part of your life, instead of apart from them.
Be grateful. No matter where you are, express gratitude - knowing that what you focus on grows. Create more gratitude.
Be conscious of your thoughts. Know that your thoughts hold the power to create tomorrow's reality. So think good thoughts. Dream big dreams. Celebrate the moments of your life.
Be YOU! You are so very beautiful; so let your light shine. You are an unlimited being with infinite potential. You have no limitations, except those that you place on yourself.
Today, you have the chance to start anew. Embrace the moment, be grateful for the opportunities & truly celebrate the moments of your life. A new year filled with more than 525,000 minutes is waiting for you. Invest them well. Make each one of them count and have a blessed & very Happy New Year! Superman0069><