There are times....
Monday, December 31, 2012
when we need to get things in perspective. Evaluate our lives, our goals and our future. New Year is a time when we automatically think about these things. New Years resolutions become an annual ritual and usually within a few weeks the majority if not all of the resolutions are broken and the downward spiral to failure often happens.
This year it needs to be different! This pattern needs to change!
Life doesn't make sense sometimes. My friend has a cousin who on Christmas Eve went into a coma. She is young, in her 20's and there is no knowing if she will come out of it. And then there is Kim...a 41 year old mother and grandmother. She has a matter of days to live as she has terminal cancer. She is such a positive character, a real fighter. I had the pleasure of making her cupcakes for her 40th birthday party and she was so generous and welcoming. Death is a horrible aspect of the life cycle that we need to deal with, but at a young age it makes it sadder and then the time of year when we naturally look ahead, it makes it almost unbearable. My heart goes out to their family and friends.
I've got a bad cold...it's uncomfortable, it's unpleasant but I WILL get over it. I suffer from depression, it's challenging but I CAN get out from it. I'm overweight ( a symptom of the depression) but I CAN change it. I am grateful to have 3 beautiful children. We have had our challenges, but we always seem to get through it.
So in light of a new perspective I have already made my SMART goals to enable me to achieve my weightloss, but in terms of resolutions...
I aim to spend more time putting my children first
I aim to spend more time loving myself
I aim to get the help I need to combat my depression
I aim not to take peoples actions personally
I aim to try to change my job
I think it's good to have high expectations of oneself, but more importantly to see each step towards reaching those expectations as a journey. So my final aim is to accept as Winston Churchill said...
Success is not final, failure is not fatal: it is the courage to continue that counts.