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Tuesday, January 1, 2013


by Mauverneen

Wow. 2013. It sounds so futuristic.
Happy New Year everybody – and may we all stick to our resolutions - for a couple of weeks at least. I don’t usually make New Year’s Resolutions – although I think about it a lot I can never decide which resolutions to take on. There are so many I SHOULD make.

I need to cut down on eating and start getting some exercise. (Me and probably 85% of the country.) I need to get organized - find a place for everything. Including myself. Stay more in touch with family and old friends. Make some new friends – they keep life interesting. Be more thoughtful. Give more compliments. Hold back more criticisms. 

One resolution that I AM putting on my list though is to take a fantastic trip this year. Although I had a positively outstanding trip in 2012 I don’t want to wait two years to the next one. I know how selfish that sounds, but travel is oh so addicting! Although my list does change from time to time, India is high on it right now. The more I see and hear of it, the more I want to experience it. Closer to home, I want to get to Yellowstone and Yosemite one of these days. If I can take one foreign trip and one domestic each year, life would positively be a dream.
Follow your rainbows
New Years Day is kind of like buying a lottery ticket, isn’t it? We’re all so rich thinking of the possibilities. And maybe that is what we need to focus on – the possibilities. World peace may be unobtainable, but inner peace is mine.
Why can't we all get along?

Last night was an end, today is a beginning. Which do you prefer to focus on?

Clean up detail

I don’t know where the following idea came from, but it’s making the rounds on Facebook and I like it! Take a jar (or a vase, or what-have-you) and whenever something GOOD or POSITIVE happens to you in 2013 write it down and drop it in. At the end of the year you’ll have a way of remembering all the good things that happened to you in the past 365 days. I can’t think of a better way to end the year than looking back on your blessings instead of your failings or being reminded – again - of all the bad news in the world that gets published in standard end-of-year bad news roundups everywhere.

Thanks to whoever came up with the idea. I hope you don't mind my sharing it. I can’t wait to start my own good news jar! I know good things will happen in 2013! Positively!

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