New Beginnings

Updated: Jan 10, 2020

While on my walk this morning, I thought about all the new years resolutions I have made in the past and how by about mid-year I have easily slipped back into my old patterns and behaviors. This year I am implementing improvements that are doable. Below is a list of my “new year improvements” and how I plan to apply these concepts into my life:

I AM surrendering what I cannot change. Acceptance and surrender are very important tools that allow me to flow with life and to trust and allow that I am exactly where I am supposed to be now.

I AM worthy of loving myself unconditionally. Accepting myself as I am now in this very moment supports my never-ending journey of self-improvement as well and assists me in educating others about self-love and self-care.

I AM shifting my perspective to perceive “the cup as half full rather than half empty”. This will allow me to think positive thoughts thereby, developing a present and future that will enhance my life and expand my gifts and skills. This also allows me to be appreciative and grateful.

I AM practicing forgiveness of myself and others. This includes patience and kindness. Whether I perceive any given situation as negative or positive, good or bad, right or wrong I release any and all guilt and worry associated with it. I pick myself up, dust myself off, and adopt an attitude of gratefulness for the opportunity and/or lesson learned.

I AM “living in the moment”. I enjoy every moment of every day not worrying about what I should, would or could be doing using mindfulness practices to aid me in this process. This includes allocating time to reflect, time to just be.

I AM paying closer attention to my inherent connection to all of life. I will not take for granted the interconnectedness we have to everything around us. This includes other people, animals, and nature. I will relish each magnificent interaction with the awe and wonder of a child and appreciate the beauty of how we are collectively and intricately woven together like a tapestry.

What New Year improvements will you make this year?

I wish everyone a new year filled with many blessings!

Susan Hurst


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