Ah yes, with the turning of the page of the calendar, it not only brings us a new month but a new year. Do you make New Years Resolutions? Plan on a better year? Forget about last year? Or just call it another night?
January 1 gives us the opportunity to experience a jolt of ideas, creativity, goals and expectations that we set for ourselves to make us healthy, wealthy, and in the long run, wise. It gives us a chance to set the bar higher in what we want to accomplish and gives us the opportunity to let go of what we must to move forward.
Let’s look at health. We know that staying healthy at the weight you are is the most important thing as if you don’t have your health, you have nothing. It’s not only about losing weight but being in shape in the shape you are. It’s just as important to have good mental health as well as physical health, too. New Year’s is a time to reflect on what works for not only your body but your mind, too.
Ah, now the wealth part. Sure, the easiest thing to think about is getting a raise at work, inheriting money from a long-lost relative, or hitting that elusive but winnable lottery. But wealth goes far beyond that. Look at your surroundings and think of the wealth you have with a roof over your head and food in your gullet. And take a moment to think of this: according to the website Statisticbrain.com, 50% of the world’s population lives on under $2.50 a DAY which is an astonishing 3 BILLION people globally. With wealth comes an inner peace and a thankfulness that goes beyond dollars and cents.
Wisdom is something that comes with life’s experiences. The ups and downs, the failures and successes, the curveballs and home runs and the lifes, the deaths, and the experiences that make us who we are. Taking life in moments gives us wisdom and experience with each passing breath, to live in the moment and not the past, to move forward into the future fearlessly, strongly, and with wisdom garnered from just a moment ago. For all of the new year and the years beyond that.
So take a moment to take yourself there for the new year…. And don’t forget the lube.