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22 December, 2009

BE GOOD TO YOURSELF IN NEW YEAR


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Only three two one  zero (0, zilch, nil) shopping days  before Christmas?...Awe come on!  It's here already?

As hard as it is to believe, we have almost exhausted this old year.  Where did the time go?
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Better get busy thinking about what we are going to do in the New Year.  Make some resolutions, right!

But wait a minute...Why do we set ourselves up for failure like that?  Who among us ever kept a New Years resolution for more than three weeks anyway.  And another thing too, why do we beat ourselves up thinking about the fact that in the past 12 months we did not get to do all the things that we set out to do.  Why do we tend to dwell too much on things that did not work out to our expectations instead of the things that exceeded our expectations.  We're funny creatures in that way, aren't we.
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I fully agree with the old Pennsylvania Dutch proverb that "we get too soon old and too late smart", but thank goodness we are never too old to  learn something.  One of the things that I have learned is that it is in our best interest at this time of year to look forward, not back. We should remember that this is a time to relax and to enjoy ourselves and we do that by not over-analysing the past year and not placing too many resolutionary demands on ourselves for the year ahead.

The promise of a New Year is an exciting one.  Let's resolve simply to be good to ourselves in 2010 and to take time each day to do exactly that.  Everything else in our life will surely fall into place.  There is absolutely nothing wrong in indulging ourselves for a few precious minutes on a regular basis, i.e. reading a book, exercising our bodies, engaging in a hobby or special interest and, if nothing else, just sitting with our eyes shut, listening to soothing music and letting our minds drift.  For those so inclined, we can also spend more time in prayer.

...And, as we resolve to be good to ourselves in the coming year, let's be good to each other at the same time -- and that includes our dogs and cats.

Have a very Merry Christmas
and a Happy New Year
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-- Dick, Rosanne & Lucy

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