by CINDY SWINK
New Year’s Day, new year … can it be a fresh start, a new beginning?
Most of us have our New Year’s resolutions every Jan. 1. Maybe it is to lose weight, get in shape, stop smoking or spend more quality time with the family.
The resolutions don’t seem to vary much from year to year, but perhaps the way we act upon them and prioritize them should. For me faith, family and friends are my top priorities along with my job, health, volunteering and giving back.
Many of us if given the opportunity to reflect upon the last year could say that we learned something valuable, gained something valuable or perhaps lost something valuable. Politicians have often run on the platform question “Are you better off this year than last year?” So perhaps we should find a moment to reflect, and ask ourselves to discover the things that add value and meaning in our lives. We all agree that “life is too short” and that we should not “sweat the small stuff” but do we put these tidbits and phrases to good use all year long?
I hope that this new year – 2013 – is a bright new opportunity for each of you to shine in the way that brings you and those around you peace, prosperity and true happiness.