Wishing I was in Maui, but dealing with being here

Happy New Year….

to anyone who stops by to read my blog!!

Quiet night on NYE. Made a nice dinner and watched ball drop from NYC. That’s all I needed to see to welcome 2011.

No resolutions, just lots of good intentions. This is from Dear Abby, based on the Al-Anon creed:

JUST FOR TODAY: I will live through this day only. I will not brood about yesterday or obsess about tomorrow. I will not set far-reaching goals or try to overcome all of my problems at once.

I know that I can do something for 24 hours that would overwhelm me if I had to keep it up for a lifetime.

JUST FOR TODAY: I will be happy. I will not dwell on thoughts that depress me.

JUST FOR TODAY: I will accept what is. I will face reality. I will correct those things that I can correct and accept those I cannot.

JUST FOR TODAY: I will improve my mind. I will read something that requires effort, thought and concentration.

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JUST FOR TODAY: I will make a conscious effort to be agreeable.

I will be kind and courteous to those who cross my path, and I’ll not speak ill of others. I will improve my appearance, speak softly, and not interrupt when someone else is talking. Just for today, I will refrain from improving anybody but myself.

JUST FOR TODAY: I will do something positive to improve my health. If I’m a smoker, I’ll quit. If I am overweight, I will eat healthfully — if only just for today.

And not only that, I will get off the couch and take a brisk walk, even if it’s only around the block.

AND NOW, DEAR READERS,

I would like to share an item that was sent to me by I.J. Bhatia, a reader who lives in New Delhi, India:

DEAR ABBY: This year, no resolutions, only some guidelines. The Holy Vedas say, “Man has subjected himself to thousands of selfinflicted bondages. Wisdom comes to a man who lives according to the true eternal laws of nature.”

The prayer of St. Francis (of which there are several versions) contains a powerful message:

Lord, make me an instrument of your peace. Where there is hatred, let me sow love;

where there is

injury, pardon; where there is doubt,

faith;

where there is despair,

hope;

where there is darkness,

light; and where there is sadness, joy.

O Divine Master, grant that I may not so much seek to be consoled as to console; to be understood, as to understand; to be loved, as to love.

For it is in giving that we receive; it is in pardoning that we are pardoned; and it is in dying that we are born to Eternal Life.

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Comments on: "Happy New Year…." (1)

  1. Happy New Year to you, too!

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