“It is not the strongest of the species that survive, nor the most intelligent, but the one most responsive to change.” Charles Darwin
Dreams Before Waking by Adrienne Rich
What would it mean to live
in a city whose people were changing
each other’s despair into hope?-
You yourself must change it.-
What would it feel like to know
your country was changing?-
You yourself must change it.-
Though your life felt arduous
new and unmapped and strange
what would it mean to stand on the first
page of the end of despair? (An excerpt)
ACT: To stand on the first page of the end of despair takes courage. But even more so, it takes persistent action. Working for the common good; helping the down and out, supporting causes that matter, showing simple kindness on the street, acknowledging others, takes commitment. We can sit back and let others do it or we can contribute to change the despair into hope… even in the smallest way. Thank You to my top five commentators for 2012: Bree, Frizztext, Tilly Bud, Granbee and Three Well Beings and thank you all who supported this blog (proper thanks in future post). More below!
“To exist is to change, to change is to mature, to mature is to go on creating oneself endlessly.” Henri Bergson
Fun-Facts About New Year Resolutions via happywink.org
Here are some fun facts related to New Year as observed in America:
About 40 to 45% of American adults make one or more New Year’s resolutions each year.
Most popular resolutions include promises of weight loss, exercise and quitting smoking.
Also common are resolutions dealing with better money management / debt reduction.
The following statistics reveal how many of these resolutions are maintained as time goes on:
Past the first week: 75%
Past 2 weeks: 71%
After one month: 64%
After 6 months: 46%
About 67% of people make three or more resolutions.
ACT: It is never too late to act. Resolutions fail because of plans that are not followed or a lack of action. We give us quickly because we mess up… Don’t. Messing up is part of life and giving up solidifies the mess. Stay fluid and keep working that plan. Fall down, stand back up, tweak the plan, change the plan, rename it, don’t game it, don’t despair. ACT. What are you doing to keep your change plan alive? Do you struggle with it? Do share! Have an inspired day! Thank you.
This post was inspired by a prompt from WP Daily Post: Daily Prompt: Resolved Have you ever made a New Year’s Resolution that you kept?
Positive Motivation Tip: We can change our plans as often as we wish. The key is to ACT.
PHOTO CREDITS/ATTRIBUTIONS: All Photos Mountain of Despair/Stone of Hope, via Wikipedia
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