Hello New Year! I have plans for you! I plan to rise to meet you with open arms! “Who is rising?”, you ask!? MY BEST SELF! Although I don’t make New Year’s resolutions, there is something so exciting about a new year! A fresh start! Although every moment presents an opportunity for a fresh start, the New Year gives many people the feeling of a hopeful new beginning. The hope is palpable. Goodbye to those things that no longer serve me, and hello to all things that makes life better than ever! I am no exception! Here is a list of the things I plan to do more of in 2017.
This year I will:
Feel more joy
Send more love to everyone
Be braver and stronger
Show more compassion
Only buy things I need and love
Praise God more
Express more gratitude for all my blessings
Surrender to each moment
Be softer when I need to and stronger when the occasion arises
Speak my truth
Add value with my words
Use my time wisely
Have peaceful transitions
Be an instrument of peace
But here is what I know from years past. There are moments and likely whole days where I may not do ANY of these things in 2017 because I am HUMAN! These are all things I strive for and know I can achieve, but my main goal is to be a truer version of myself. To be authentic. And forgive myself for not being perfect.
I may nap instead of working out, I may complain instead of expressing gratitude, I may forget to pray, and eat potato chips instead of broccoli.
When I do, I will forgive myself and realize I can always have another fresh start. I have no plans to be perfect! Perfect is boring and my number one plan in 2017 is to be ME. The best version of me I can muster every day. And if I can look back at the end of the year and feel as if I am a better, truer version of myself, then 2017 will be my best year yet!
I am curious what you plan to do more of in 2017?