According to StatisticBrain.com, 45% of the American population will make some sort of New Year’s resolution. Here are the top five:
- Lose weight
- Get organized
- Spend less, save more
- Enjoy life to the fullest
- Get/Stay fit and Healthy
Think about it. Don’t resolutions, by their very nature, imply that something must be wrong? Something needs to be changed or fixed. Our lives aren’t good enough. We have some deficiency, fault, or flaw — some shortcoming or weakness.
For many, the beginning of 2015 will bring on feelings of inadequacy or imperfection.
It all seems rather gloomy.
Why must we smother a perfectly innocent New Year?
I feel sorry for 2015. We didn’t even give it a chance.
Perhaps a resolution that makes more sense is to embrace the positive, the constructive, the meaningful. Some might call it gratitude. Some might call it making peace with ourselves.
Whatever it is, it seems like we ought to meet a fresh year with optimism and affirmation. Instead of negativity and disapproval.
It’s our choice.
Kiss your life. Accept it,
just as it is.
So that those moments
of happiness you’re
waiting for don’t pass you by.
Wonderful words to start the new year.