... here we go again! another new year rolls around and again we look back with cynicism, full of regret for all the things we should or could have done better! Are we ever happy with the year that has just past? Do we ever look back and smile?
We should have put in a much bigger effort, resulting in improved outcomes! But don't despair, we will be more determined this coming year, starting with a 'list' ....of New Year resolutions!!
This year we need to........
get a better job
earn more money
go to the gym
make more friends
make better friends
have more interesting friends
volunteer our spare time
get a better education
get a new car
find a bigger place to live
find a better place to live
find a more interesting place to live
make time for family
make time for friends
make time for the community
make time for self
.....it's exhausting, endless and impossible to achieve so the "list" has become a "burden of potential failure" to review at the end of the year and feel bad about ourselves....
This year I'm making a change, I'm making a positive list of 2014. All those things in life that were good and memorable. It doesn't have to be personal achievement it just has to make you smile!
Here are just a few of mine........
had a fabulous holiday
made several new friends
had some fabulous social gatherings
joined a children's foundation
was involved in lots of community events
started a charitable art gallery
It was a very good year and my only hope is that 2015 will be as good as 2014
HAPPY NEW YEAR!