but a way of life, embracing the new year, forget 2020, Happy 2021, Happy New everything!, in with the new, not just words, out with the old, the magical quality of the new year
Do you have favorite words? I do! I have so many, on this eve of the New Year I chose some of my favorites to share with you. 😊
May you love the following words as much as I do. Wishing you a magical New Year. 2020 turned out to be such a lousy lover! Dare to take a chance and fall in love with 2021.
Here are my word/wishes:
Possibilities – There in an entire world in this one word. It means everything and more. In 2021 embrace the beauty of possibilities. It is a dream not dreamed yet, an unpolished diamond, a miracle being made. In each new second, in each new person there is a world of possibilities. Be open to see it.
“If I were to wish for anything, I should not wish for wealth and power, but for the passionate sense of the potential, for the eye which, ever young and ardent, sees the possible. Pleasure disappoints, possibility never. And what wine is so sparkling, what so fragrant, what so intoxicating, as possibility!” ― Søren Kierkegaard
Opportunities – All around us there are opportunities. They may come disguised as problems or challenges. Don’t be deceived by that. The bigger the challenge, the more opportunities it contain. Look for it, it may not always be visible. Create it, go after. When it knocks, don’t ignore it, embrace it!
“Not knowing when the dawn will come I open every door.” – ― Emily Dickinson
Hope – Dare to dream and expect only the best. No matter how dark the night is there are still stars out there and there is the sun rising every morning. No matter what, hold on to hope; let it comfort and guide you. Dare to expect miracles!
Smiles from the threshold of the year to come,
Whispering ‘it will be happier’…” ― Alfred Lord Tennyson
Faith – Even if you are not religious, believe in something bigger than yourself. Believe that you will be okay no matter what happens to you; no matter what life throws at you. Make faith and prayer your best friends. If you have faith, you are never alone!
“The function of prayer is not to influence God, but rather to change the nature of the one who prays.” ― Soren Kierkegaard
Forgiveness – Forgive yourself and forgive others. Forgiveness is the best gift you can give yourself. Forget vengeance, choose grace! The harder it is to forgive someone, the more rewarding will be do it. Forgive and be free!
“Forgiveness is not an occasional act, it is a constant attitude.” ― Martin Luther King Jr.
Gratitude – The key to happiness is gratitude. Gratitude can change any mind set. Challenge yourself to look for things to be grateful for every single day. On the bleakest day, find gratitude to anchor you. Say Thank you more often, to more people!
“Cultivate the habit of being grateful for every good thing that comes to you, and to give thanks continuously. And because all things have contributed to your advancement, you should include all things in your gratitude.” ― Ralph Waldo Emerson
This morning I just discovered another word that I decided to add to this list. I am not sure who created the clip below (if you do, let me know so I can give them credit), but I love it.
Movement – Every movement causes a flow of energy. Keep moving, mind, body and soul. Keep going, no matter what. All it takes is one step, one foot in front of the other. We all should be constantly growing and evolving. Get up and Go!
“Well, I always know what I want. And when you know what you want–you go toward it. Sometimes you go very fast, and sometimes only an inch a year. Perhaps you feel happier when you go fast. I don’t know. I’ve forgotten the difference long ago, because it really doesn’t matter, so long as you move.” ― Ayn Rand