Friday, January 05, 2007

New Years resolutions

New Years resolutions. The beginning of a new year, and new ideas, and new promises to oneself.

What are mine? To promote myself more effectively. To write more books. To lose another 10 - 15 kgs. (I managed to lose 15 kgs last year). To be a little more patient with others and look on the bright side more often. To not get so caught up in the bad news on the TV, radio and in the papers, that I allow my mood to go down - I need to focus on all the good that is around us.

Yes, I think that's one of the most important things to focus on. All year we get hammered with the atrocities commited to each other that we end up feeling like the world is a dangerous place to be. We forget the people who do help others, who love and care, who hold the doors open for others and offer their seats to the elderly/pregnant/sick on the buses and trains.

There is a lot more good in our world than bad. Some may not believe it, and in some coutnries, it is horrendous. But there are good places and good people, and we need to be reminded of that.
Count every blessing and feel no guilt in being blessed. But share your happiness, be kind to others, that's the trick. Be grateful for what you have and spread some sunshine. We need to make our own happiness and take happiness in the beauty and little miracles around us.

That's what I hope to do this year most of all.

Angela *looking to a brighter future*

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