This is the time every year when people are making changes. Some formalize this in the form of “resolutions.” We all know many of these resolutions fail. Most of us have experienced this personally. One of the reasons I believe New Year’s resolutions fail is because we can make changes, but we are not prepared to live changed.
We all know that making changes in our lives can be difficult. But living as changed beings can be even more difficult. It often takes time to settle in and accept the changes as well as learning any new skills that may be needed to live with them.
If that isn’t enough, there is no set time for the changes to click in and become who we are. It takes as long as it takes. Some may not make it through this adjustment period and slip back into old patterns…
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“We are told to let our light shine, and if it does, we won’t need to tell anybody it does. Lighthouses don’t fire cannons to call attention to their shining – they just shine.” —Dwight L. Moody
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A good philosophy for living.
We create our reality with our thoughts, so make them good ones. You have to work at this folks, but it is well worth the effort. Remember it’s not what happens to us, it’s how we think about and react to it that matters. We make our world heaven or hell through our thoughts. Wouldn’t you rather live in heaven? Wouldn’t you rather be an example to others that they can live in heaven?
“The most beautiful things are not associated with money; they are memories and moments. If you don’t celebrate those, they can pass you by“.— Alek Wek
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See people for who they really are.
“When you focus on someone’s disability you’ll overlook their abilities, beauty and uniqueness. Once you learn to accept and love them for who they are, you subconsciously learn to love yourself unconditionally.” – Yvonne Pierre –
“Seek out that particular mental attitude which makes you feel most deeply and vitally alive, along with which comes the inner voice which says “this is the real me”, and when you have found that attitude, follow it.” William James