Hope for the New Year- Welcome 2013

Hope for the New Year – Welcome 2013

I am always excited for a new year.  While every day and every moment is connected to the previous one and the next one, the New Year gives us a chance to reflect on the past and make plans for the future.  While I have rarely had tremendous success at keeping my “New Years resolutions”, they have guided positive efforts and allowed for small, and occasionally great, victories.

So my message for this coming year is one of HOPE.  Let us rise each day and give the day our very best.  Everything will be OK in the end and if it’s not OK then just know that it is not the end yet. 

Sometimes I have found that my very best is not very effective because of habits that hold me back.  Do you have habits that are holding you back?  Are there any addictions that need to be removed from your life to make space for new and creative habits?  Make a decision today, right now, to get help for the addiction if you need to.  Contact me, find a 12–step meeting, seek professional help from a counselor, doctor, or trusted friend who will tell you the truth and not what you want to hear. 

Let’s add at least one good habit this year.  Imagine adding exercise for example.  One hour a day, 6 days a week and we have by years end over 300 hours of exercise.  To be sure, our lives will be transformed by just this one new habit.  For our children, they need our love and some quality time where we are checking in with them – each day. This may only require 5 minutes, but those 5 minutes can make all the difference.

With intention and purpose, we shall make 2013 a year we can look back on and know that this was the year we changed for the better, personally and for those we love.

Dr Paul

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