♥Happy New Year! What will you remember most about 2011? Aside from the many earth-shifting international events, I will remember the goodwill of many people in the world; helping others, sharing what they have, and I’ll remember the goodwill in the blogging community with our WordPress daily post challenge group and the many readers and supporters from WordPress and other sources including StumbleUpon, Yahoo, Google, Louvre Museum, and a host of others. My first tip for 2012 is to remember to say Thank You! We can’t say it enough times. Thank you all. I’ll stop by to say Happy New Year and thank you soon…
“Cheers to a new year and another chance for us to get it right.” Oprah Winfrey
Staying healthy is always paramount on our minds in the New Year, and we make lots of plans to get in shape or stay in shape. I offer you these wonderful tips from a master trainer. Jillian Michaels trains people in all shapes and sizes and her tips below make sense for all of us. So, my next tip is to stay healthy in 2012 with 7 Ways to Kick Off Your New 2012 Fitness Routine by Jillian Michaels
♥Set Achievable Goals
♥Mark Your Calendar
♥Switch It Up
♥Find a Workout Buddy
♥Sweat in Style
♥Get Inspired With a Workout Playlist
♥Don’t Give Up if You Mess Up
“We meet today, To thank Thee for the era done, And Thee for the opening one.” John Greenleaf Whittier
Every year, we start with prayers, blessings, and/or resolutions for the New Year and then we hope it all comes to pass. My next tip is to encourage everyone to not only focus on our wishes and goals, but to write them down and display them in a prominent place for view; visualize your goals/gifts. Then for each month, pick one goal/gift and focus on ways to accomplish it. I am offering all of you the following twelve gifts and I hope you enjoy them. For 2012, I send 12 gifts/blessings/wishes to each of you:
♥ Peace & Love
♥ Divine Protection
You may also create your own wish list of twelve and try the suggested tips above. More Tips below.
“Drop the last year into the silent limbo of the past. Let it go, for it was imperfect, and thank God that it can go.” Brooks Atkinson
Every New Year’s Day, people celebrate the long standing tradition of eating specially prepared dishes that attract health, wealth, and abundance on all levels. Because we believe in the blessings that come from certain foods, we eat them to ensure that the new year is a positive and productive one. I grew up with the belief that rice and beans dishes were important on the first day of the year. This past week, there was a great article Good Luck Foods For The New Year suggesting foods to eat on the first day of the year. The secret is that you have all week to enjoy these foods and then some. My next tip is Eat well and Celebrate life in 2012. The six recommended foods are: Lentils, Black-Eyed Peas, Pork, Fish, Grapes, and any Round Cake… I’ll add rice to the mix or if you wish, Quinoa. Have a phenomenal and inspired year!
What are your thoughts? What did you do for the first day of 2012? Was it an auspicious beginning? Were you spot on with your first day plans?Do share? Thank you! ♥Happy New Year!
Positive Motivation Tip: Start with hope and joy and act on your dreams… ♥HAPPY NEW YEAR !
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PHOTO CREDITS/ATTRIBUTIONS: Happy New Year, Pink whirl flower, Clowning New Year Resolve, Resolutions, via Wikipedia or Thank You1 by tengrrl, Thank You by Ann Karp, Thank you3 by Noel McKee, via Flickr!