“What makes the difference between wishing and realizing our wishes? Lots of things, and it may take months or years for a wish to come true, but it’s far more likely to happen when you care so much about a wish that you’ll do all you can to make it happen.” Fred Rogers
How’s your 2011 New Year’s Resolution treating you? Did you write one or several? Have you had a chance to review your list or did you, like me, skip creating a personal list for reasons we can … skip? A few years ago, after years of writing and forgetting my first of year list of to-dos, I changed my approach and started each year with wishes that encompassed others, and that were broad enough to cover as much stuff as we typically encounter in any given year. Phew!
Because 2010 was a fairly challenging year for me, I chose or read … decided that If there was anything I would wish for our world in 2011, it would have to be for Peace and Love. It is still my prayer that everyone find something to smile about this year. In addition, I chose 12 gifts/blessings/wishes for each and everyone… In revisiting the list of twelve, I send the same gifts out to all as we can definitely use blessings and as Mr Rogers suggested above, if we work hard at it, our wishes do eventually come true; in their own way… Happy Revisited New Year!
The first wish on the 12 gifts/blessings/wishes list is:♥ Health. What are you doing to maintain your health this year? As I looked at my list today, I realized that I have made a conscious effort to exercise, eat better and shed some of the extra pounds that I picked up in the last two years. I’ve added more fruits, grains and vegetables to my diet and cut back on my favorite — desserts. I still enjoy them but not excessively. Hey, we must still enjoy some dessert. What about you? Over the coming weeks, I will take a look at each of the wishes/blessings on the list and share how I’m living them. See the list of all twelve and a bit more below. What have you been doing with the resolutions you wrote?
“Wishing is good for us. Daydreams, fantasies, castles in the air, and aspirations all drive us forward, impel us to make things happen. They also tell us a lot about ourselves. Our wishes come straight from our core, and they are loaded with vitality.” Anon
You know what is interesting? I didn’t include every imaginable wish I could have on the list below. Why? Because I wanted the list to reflect an ideal for each month of the year; hence twelve instead of twenty. On reflection, there are things that I am doing this year that have always been on my old lists… I didn’t add those concrete things here. Writing is one… and I am writing a lot. I figured that instead of re-creating or re-hashing another wishful thinking list of things I know I should do, I would just do them. So far, that is working.
It would be interesting to see how the other things on my old lists fit in with this, should we say, universal list? I will check in later in the year and re-evaluate my progress or the lack of it… I plan to stay on par for the course and I hope/pray you do too. Below are the twelve universal wishes for all. Are any on your list? What’s happening on your resolution horizon? Do share! On an important note, I’d like to send condolences, healing light and prayers to blogger/friend Walter. Thank you…
- Conquer Your Resolutions and Make 2011 Your Breakout Year (chicagonow.com)
- Did Gandhi make New Year’s Resolutions? (jmubethechange.wordpress.com)
- New years resolutions that work January 22nd (azsbsm.wordpress.com)
- Revisit Your 2011 Goals Today (leaderchat.org)
- UPDATE: New Year’s Resolution: 2011 Edition (durkniblick.wordpress.com)