Tuesday, December 29, 2009

New Beginnings

2010 is upon us; 2009 can be put to bed. For those of you who have suffered, I wish you peace in the new year. For those of you who have thrived, I wish you another year of riches. For those of you who are hoping for new beginnings, I wish for those ladybugs to appear. For those of you blessed with the love of family and friends, may those bonds remain strong.

Will you make a New Year’s resolution…..will you stick to it? I think I’ll continue to resolve not to make any resolutions, since they’re so easily broken. Call it lack of will power, or perhaps it’s just human nature. I will do my utmost to be the best person I can be, but not just for others….more importantly, for myself.

Those of us who are givers—whether it be in the tangible or intangible form—sometimes forget that in order to be strong for others, we need to be strong for ourselves. Listen to those inner voices reminding us that it really is okay to say “no.” It’s not a weakness to say, “I’d love to help, but I just cannot at this time.” No explanations needed. True friends will understand. We all have limits. Even the most giving of people need down time, or that candle we burn at both ends finally reaches the center…..and then…..it is extinguished.

So, to all of you out there: Be good to others…..but be especially good to yourselves.  I wish you peace, health, and happiness.

Happy New Year!

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