This is the first day of a brand new year. Although it is symbolic of a new beginning, I can make new beginnings at every moment of every day. I spent my New Years Eve with sober people. We all made a list of 108 things we were grateful for. Sounded daunting at first, but once I started writing, I realized that I could add at least 100 more things to the list. We welcomed 2014 with a group meditation. What a powerful way to transition into 2014. This is a far cry from many years of being so intoxicated that I did not even know what day it was.
I am writing my life story with every single today. Am I moving in a positive direction? If not, perhaps I need to make some changes. I can do nothing to change the past except stop repeating it in the present. New Years resolutions are great, but it is far more effective to take a tiny action each day to better my life, than months of inactivity followed by a frenzied attempt to make radical changes overnight. It certainly leaves me more serene. When I face a new challenge, I try to take my beginning wherever it may be and start from there.
Have a wonderful, safe, sober and serene 2014. May this be the day to start any changes that need to be made in your life, one day at a time.Share post