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Let the New Year Be Better Than the Last Year

Written by Dr. Jacqueline B. Sallade, Community blogger | Dec 31, 2014 9:56 PM

Always, New Year is a good time for life review, setting goals or making wishes and figuring things out. Here are some ideas I've thought or heard lately on this subject.

1.  This year will be one of making decisions based on love first and other forms of self-fulfillment, success, and finance only afterwards.

2. This year, when confronted with true believers who oppose what I value, I'll ask a thoughtful question, rather than withdraw or confront.

3. Patience will be my mantra.

4. I don't always need to be happy but I want to be good. Or, real happiness may be living in such a way that I'm  proud to be myself.

5.  I won't engage in or enable others to engage in nonproductive, unhealthy, addictive behavior.

6. Forgiveness, tolerance, moderation, and balance rule. 

7. I'll express my needs  and feelings, rather than quietly build resentment or become passive-aggressive.

8. I'll remember that compromise and understanding are the keys to good relationships.

9. I'll respect other people's rights to their choices and tastes, as long as they don't hurt others, even if I don't agree.

10. I'll take care of myself when others can't help me.

11. I'll continue to learn new skills and concepts.

12. I'll pursue work but not at the expense of family, fun and relaxation.

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  • lukashik img 2016-05-07 10:13

    New year's eve is a time of magic. There are a lot of legends about this night. I want to emphasize that New Year and Christmas is a celebration of our childhood and brings warmth and love. Billions of children and adults look forward to the chiming clock. For many, new year 2016 is something special, and also lay great hopes on him. Each country has its own customs and traditions in relation to this holiday. But what unites them all – hope for the best and feeling happy on this new year's moment. Showbox

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