This year flew by and my resolution last year of filling my life with happy moments proved beneficial as most of 2016 was a struggle with my health and sometimes it took a lot of effort to see a happy moment in a jungle of pain and difficulties. But I persisted and things are looking up, so I will start the New Year with optimism and faith.
My resolution for 2017 is to put a highlight into every day, something that brings joy and makes me happy. I started this before the holiday season and it really works. An uplifting phone call, visit with a dear friend, a delightful meal, just a little time with myself, playing with Romeo, reading a good book, and the list goes on.
What did I learn from 2016? Being kind and patient with myself, which for a driven person like me was a big lesson to learn. And then I feel much gratitude for the love and support of my husband, the compassion of dear friends, and the dedicated care of my health team. I also became aware of what is important and what is just frills which come and go. I certainly experienced a life lesson this past year.
My wish for you is that you realize how special you are. It is so easy to forget with the busy life styles most people live, but loving yourself is the foundation for loving others. Being patient and compassionate with yourself will allow you to show the same to others. Just taking a little time for a daily meditation and going within may do wonders. Look at this New Year like a new beginning. Visualize a black board showing the year 2016 with all that happened in your life – the good and the not so good! Forgive yourself and others, and then take a sponge and erase it all. A new blackboard for the New Year, a great moment filled with much promise. Enjoy 2017 to the fullest. Make it your year and remember always that you are special.
Happy New Year!