Did you know it is never too late to start your “New Year?” To begin again. The new year of 2023 is well passed us, but once, it lay before us like an open field blanketed in newly fallen snow, full of possibility and hope for a better world for all. And in December, it will do the very same thing.
Ponder with me for a moment…for anyone who had their “New Year” already or those who haven’t quite yet begun it, have you stopped to think about what you’ll create in the world this year? What mark you’ll leave behind? I’m telling you right now it is never too late to create.
How about if we decide to create more JOY in the world this year? Will you join me in doing this in your “New Year”?
You might wonder, how do you create joy?
Today, I invite you to give this a try. Be like a fresh breath of air for another person.
When you encounter someone today, let your words and actions be uplifting and compassionate.
Let your eyes and face sparkle with delight. The delight of being alive in the world today. What a gift we’re given, the gift of today, and let your delight at this gift ripple out to others.
Smile. Smile with your whole being today. Not a forced smile. But take a deep breath and relax, letting go of tension and anxiety. Then smile, a smile filled with gratitude for the gift of life. The lightness of your own being that emanates from your warm smile will float out to others and refresh them.
If you join me in giving this a try, you’ll bring JOY into the world today.
Then on another day this year, let’s do it again and again and again. You can always begin again.
Together we can create A JOYFUL YEAR!
Will you join me?