by Ginny Hutchinson and Cathy Haffner
At the start of each year, many folks firmly resolve to grow (learn), shrink (diet), or become better (meditate). Forget the resolutions; deciding to make life just a little better each day is a great way to start the New Year.
Life’s a gem, with many facets. Make it a little better every day with ideas like these:
1. Health: Look Up
Take time to be present. Relish the ordinary moments. Be aware of now, not the past or the future. Look up from your phone, laptop or TV. See what’s going on around you.
2. Wisdom: Find a Gratitude Object
Find a stone or special object to carry during the day. Each time you hold it, think of someone or something you appreciate.
3. Work: Pretend You’re 90
Look back on your life as if you’re 90. List what’s made you most proud, happy or grateful. How does this change your decisions today?
4. Play: Choose Uplifting Music
Look through your music library. Create a playlist with music to lighten your mood, relax or give you energy.
5. Others: Smile; It’s Contagious
Have you ever walked down the street or ridden an elevator, and noticed how many people are looking down or grumpy? Be the first to smile and add some positive energy to your surroundings.
Our favorite motto is “If it’s to be….it begins with me.” You have it within yourself to make this your best day, best year, and best life ever. Little by little, making small steps of progress is what it takes. If you have set-backs or obstacles, they’re part of life’s wonderful adventure too. It’s your choice in seeing challenges as barriers or stepping stones. The day is yours, make it count -- go for it!
Win a copy of better because of you! Just post a comment about something or someone who makes your life better: "My life is better because ...." Ginny & Cathy will pick one person's entry and send you a signed copy of their book.
General contest rules: To enter, you must be a U. S. resident, and at least 18 years of age. No purchase necessary. The winner will be selected by today's guest authors and will receive a copy of the book "better because of you." Employees, contractors, and the families of employees and contractors of Daily Grommet, Inc. are not eligible to enter. Void where prohibited. Contest will run from 9amEST through 9pmEST January 6, 2010.