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3 Essentials for New Year

@2012 Photo by Linda SamuelsWhile New Year's Eve has come and gone, the wonderful energy from that night remains. I loved celebrating the end of one year and the beginning of another with our family and friends. The evening included eating, dancing, laughing, singing, reflecting and playing games. While the celebration has ended, the New Year essentials remain- fresh starts, bit of sparkle, and hope for what is possible.

1. Fresh Start - The New Year brings the gift of a clean slate. Imagine a blank canvas beautifully white like a fresh blanket of snow. You get a do-over, a chance to paint a new picture. The possibilities are bountiful as you consider the people, places and growth opportunities that will cover your canvas. Breathe deeply and joyfully embrace this new beginning.

2. Sparkle - Consider the "sparkle" factor. While I actually love glittery, reflective objects, what I'm really thinking about here is the sparkle within. What makes you glow? What gives you energy? How can you incorporate more inner sparkle this year? You deserve to shine.

3. Hope - We all need hope. Perhaps this past year wasn't as successful or happy or as organized as we wanted. We have the possibility to leave the negative behind and look toward the future. What are you hoping for? What do you want your days to look and feel like? What's possible for you in the coming months? Allow hope to reign.

As I say my goodbyes and reflect about the past year, I am grateful for what was. I am hopeful about what comes next. I wish each of you a spectacular year of joy, hope, love, and success. What are you imagining?

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Reader Comments (4)

"Imagine a blank canvas beautifully white like a fresh blanket of snow'' - well, this year it's pretty hard to imagine a white canvas like a blanket of snow (because we do not have any snow this year) but still I am absolutely sure that this is the best thing to do in the New Year! Starting a new life is very important because you can you anything you wish! The confidence must be unbeatable and actually I support it by writing an essay (kinda a resolution list) and do everything I've wrote there. That is really works! :)
May all your dreams will come true this year!

January 10, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterHarold Willson

liked the 'sparkle factor' thing :)
you are right about everything.
can't wait for the next holiday season.

August 14, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterMarie P. Prescott

Hi Marie,

Thanks for stopping by and sharing that you liked the "sparkle" idea. While you're waiting for the next holiday season, which is months away, remember to enjoy the "season of now." It's wonderful time of year as the summer comes to an end and we shift into the cooler, more focused days of fall.

August 14, 2012 | Registered CommenterLinda Samuels


I apologize for only just now seeing your comment for the first time. You wrote it at the beginning of 2012. What has your year been like? How are your resolutions and goals going? It's fabulous that you have your list. I've found that just the sheer act of writing things down, sets action into motion. Has that been true for you too?

August 14, 2012 | Registered CommenterLinda Samuels

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