Wednesday, December 31, 2008

Are we all sleep deprived?

Happy new year?
Never before has a year gathered such bad press before it even started.

Recession, falling houses prices, financial scandals and bailouts, rising food prices, wars and conflicts... 2009 is set to be a gloomy year with not much to celebrate. But, perhaps we do have something to look forward to - New resolutions, hopes and dreams?

Let's make positive New Year's resolutions.........

I have turned off my TV and my radio! When the media starts reporting positive news- I will reconsider. I have made a choice to stop listening to negative news and instead remember the power of positive thought. The problems will work themselves out and we have plenty of great minds working on solutions. We have to BELIEVE. What other choice is there?

Think seriously about the statements below:
Anxiety and fear
strips away courage and makes great accomplishments impossible.
Doubt makes even the best decisions feel difficult and causes procrastination.
Anger rips your focus away from your goals.
Frustration can only serve to make you give up!
Guilt makes it impossible to enjoy any successes you achieve.The negativity surrounding us is creating panic! This anxiety, fear, doubt, anger, frustration and guilt is a choice and we can collectively choose to change this thought process- beginning right now.

As we come to the end of the year, I have made a resolution to...........Spread cheer—and do it every single day! Smile at strangers, hand out compliments, ask how someone is doing and really mean it.

What are you expecting or looking forward to in 2009? Please share it.

I'd like to wish you, your families, friends, partners and loved ones a SAFE, happy and healthy New Year. Greetings all!

We all should be familiar with the Serenity really does speak to us now.
God grant me the serenity to accept
the things I cannot change, the courage
to change the things I can, and the
wisdom to know the difference.
Reinhold Niebuhr

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