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Wading Into The New Year January 4, 2012

Posted by nrhatch in Blogging, Humor, People.
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Many of us start the New Year resolved to take a bigger bite out of life.

We focus on new challenges, stepping out of our comfort zone, letting go of self-imposed limitations, and being the BEST we can be.

Nothing wrong with that.

There’s also nothing wrong with staying in our PJ’s all day while eating brownies for dinner . . . as long as the kids aren’t watching!

Just remember it’s a HUGE world full of infinite potential and opportunity.

Unless we are willing to race from hither to yon with heartburn, stress, and indigestion as steadfast companions, we cannot sample everything that’s offered on the buffet line of life.

At least not in one fell swoop.

Sometimes we have to let go of one thing in order to make room for another.

If we are living “full lives” there is little reason to get caught up in regret about people we didn’t meet . . . books we didn’t read . . . conversations we didn’t have . . . foods we didn’t taste . . . movies we didn’t watch . . . or places we didn’t see . . . yet.

Many of us wade into the New Year, happily splashing about . . . with or without galoshes.

Others are more retrospective, looking over their shoulders with regret at the door that’s just closed, not sure where to get started in finding new inspiration and challenges.

If you need some ideas:

* Check out the list of possibilities included in Kris’s post Open For Business.
* Consider Renee’s approach of writing an Annual Letter of Commitment.
* Let go of regret and take a breathtaking Journey Into Now (Turtle Memoirs).
* Accept Mand’s heart-warming gift of 101 Wishes for Enough.

Perhaps their collective thoughts and aspirations will fuel your passion and enthusiasm for the coming year.

I’m a firm believer that “when the student is ready, the teacher appears.”

When the time is right, our attention is directed where it needs to be and we have all the passion and enthusiasm we need to roll up our sleeves and make OUR dreams come true.

The best teachers aren’t necessarily the wisest, smartest, or brightest  . . . but they often are the warmest.

Of course, as Trish noted, maybe that warmth is a reflection of the true extent of their wisdom ~ An Understanding Heart (Creating Reciprocity).

Come to think of it, loving warmth may be why Finns Finish First.

And, while we’re on the topic of teachers, check out If You Watch Nothing Else Today (Reflections from a Cloudy Mirror) for a powerful response about the contributions teachers make in children’s lives.

We are here to live, love, laugh, learn . . . and EAT!

If you want to maximize all that life has to offer . . .  make sure your HUMOR synapses are intact and in full upright and hilarious position.

Don’t take life too seriously.

And don’t worry too much about setting and keeping resolutions.

For most of us, resolutions are merely an effort to prove the axiom . . . It’s the THOUGHT that counts.

Aah . . . that’s better!