A new year is coming and there is so much to look forward to and so many things that one can do differently and change their lives forever. It is easy to lose sight of the fact that we are important in this world.
“You are not the momentary whim of a careless creator experimenting in the laboratory of life…You were made with a purpose.”
I like that quote…to believe that God created us for a reason..not just to exist but to do…to be….and to live. So, as I look to the new year, I have made some resolutions.
First is to keep my faith in God and realize all the miracles He has created in this world….to wake up and see the miracle of the sunrise, to sit outside and see the miracle of nature….to look at people and see the miracle God created when He formed us. I do believe in miracles.
“There are only two ways to live your life. One is as though nothing is a miracle. The other is as though everything is a miracle.”
Second is to quit worrying about what people might think, to be spontaneous and to allow myself to feel.
“You’ve gotta dance like there’s nobody watching,
Love like you’ll never be hurt,
Sing like there’s nobody listening,
And live like it’s heaven on earth.”
William W. Purkey
Third is to realize that I am important to someone…be it family, family of choice, friends, even my pet…
“To the world you might be one person, but to one person, you might be the world.” anonymous
Fourth is to sing and sing often …..just because I can. Life can be filled with joy.
“A bird does not sing because it has an answer; it sings because it has a song.”
Fifth is to not drift in my life and lose my time. I want to live life to the fullest.
Some people drift through their entire life. They do it one day at a time, one week at a time, one month at a time. It happens so gradually they are unaware of how their lives are slipping away until it’s too late.
Mary Kay Ash
Sixth is to be myself…to never compromise myself because of others…to always be true to myself.
“It is better to be hated for what you are than loved for what you are not.”
“Above all, be true to yourself, and if you cannot put your heart in it, take yourself out of it.”
Hardy D. Jackson
Seventh is to realize that I am a role model to someone whether I want to be or not.
“Whether or not you have children yourself, you are a parent to the next generation.
If we can only stop thinking of children as individual property and think of them
as the next generation, then we can realize we all have a role to play.”
Eighth is to accept and use the fact that I am in charge of me and my feelings and how I act. That my faith is up to me and no one else and to act in a way that people treat me like a person of worth.
“You are in charge of your feelings, beliefs, and actions. And you teach others
how to behave toward you. While you cannot change other people, you can
influence them through your own behaviors and actions. By being a living
role model of what you want to receive from others, you create more of
what you want in your life.”
Ninth is to not waste my time on senseless anger. If I am upset…to talk about it and get it out and over.
“For every minute you remain angry, you give up sixty seconds of peace of mind.”
Ralph Waldo Emerson
Tenth is to quit searching and realize that happiness is inside me. It is not in my possessions, in other people, in my job, in my car..but within my heart. That I can be gloriously happy and have nothing.
“Being happy doesn’t mean that everything is perfect. It means that you’ve decided to look past the imperfections.”
Eleventh is to reach out in kindness to those around me. I believe we have an inherent responsibility to help those around us, be it with a kind word, helping them in a time of need, offering them comfort, whatever.
“All of us are born for a reason, but all of us don’t discover why. Success in life has nothing to do with what you gain in life or accomplish for yourself. It’s what you do for others.”
Twelfth is to really take the time to look at people and pay attention to how they are feeling and center less on me and more on the feelings of others.
Never worry about numbers. Help one person at a time, and always start with the person nearest you.
And last is to LIVE…not just exist…to get out there and taste life one bite at a time.
“To live is the rarest thing in the world. Most people exist, that is all.”
These resolutions are something I think I can incorporate into my life and make my life the fullest it has ever been. And they are resolutions I believe I can keep through out the year and past. What resolutions do you have?
Be who you are and say what you feel, because those who mind don’t matter, and those who matter don’t mind.–Dr. Suess
♫♫Let there be peace on earth and let it begin with me. ♫♫
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HAPPY NEW YEAR TO EVERYONE.
Wishing everyone a glorious love filled Christmas. Take the time to enjoy family and just be with them. Time spent with loved ones is the best part of the day.
This is my reason for the season.
It is dark here now and I was standing and looking out the sliding glass doors. I put on my coat and stepped outside for just a minute and stood there. All was quiet and the stars were twinkling and I started thinking about the first Christmas. The more I thought it was as if everything receded and I was standing in a field.
Take the time and step outside and.stand there alone and stare at the stars and then envision yourself standing in a field….just you and the sheep you are watching. And just imagine that while you are standing there, from the sky you hear singing and you look up and see angels in all their glory singing and telling you a great message…a message about Jesus. Would you believe them? I thought long and hard and wondered how I would react during those times, especially when people were so skeptical already.
And as you continue to stare at those stars and envision the angels in the sky, allow yourself to hear the singing and the message you are being told. And then imagine you decided you need to go see this for yourself. And so you head out.
Meanwhile, in another land in different places are three wise men. Pretend you are one of them who wants to see this which you knew was going to happen and so you set off on your camel to travel a long ways. Oh my what faith these people had. I can not visualize any of us packing up and traveling by the path of a star to find a baby that was supposed to save the world. And yet they did.
Then, I allowed myself to see…a stable with this star shining brightly over it and I actually felt myself tremble with the thought. I felt like a voyeur by then as I watched in my mind’s eye a story I had heard many many many times. I could see the stable and the baby wrapped in swaddling clothes and Mary beside the baby and Joseph standing nearby. And I could see the awe and amazement on the shepherd and the wise men. And I actually felt my legs go weak and sat down right there as I continued my mental and spiritual journey.
I think it says so much that God used something as small and fragile and dependent as a tiny baby to send us a savior. It is a demonstration to me of our weakness and dependence on Him. And as I sat on the back step in the cold with the stars twinkling around me and seeing almost like looking in a snowglobe the reason for this holiday, I found tears in my eyes for it was so beautiful.
Our hearts and our faith are what keep us going in life. And faith is believing in what you can’t see but I believe we can see it….if we just take the time to open our hearts and our minds. And so, on this note…I bid you all a Merry Christmas and prayers that yours is a wonderful and joyous time and a time of peace.
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