“Life is full of beauty. Notice it. Notice the bumblebee, the small child, and the smiling faces. Smell the rain, and feel the wind. Live your life to the fullest potential, and fight for your dreams.”
As we reach the end of the first week of January, I wanted to finish off my 7 New Year’s Revelations on a jazzy note. Despite all of the ups and downs, dramas and drollery…. life is precious and meant to be celebrated. Gain wisdom and strength from the difficult times and focus on the beauty of everything – from the simple to the sublime.
Take the time to eat dinner by candlelight and talk with those you love – without glancing at your smartphone! In fact, put the damned smartphone on the charger and turn it off for rest of the night! Communicate with actual spoken words, rather than texts. Put your favorite music on … nice and loud…. and dance around the house! Kiss that special person in your life… long and slow. Don’t rush through a meal… savour the taste of good food and libation. Don’t guzzle a drink… sip it slowly. You’re not going to turn into a pumpkin at the stroke of midnight… so take your time.
And, remember….. the best is yet to come.
“Live with intention. Walk to the edge. Listen hard. Practice wellness. Play with abandon. Laugh. Choose with no regret. Appreciate your friends. Continue to learn. Do what you love. Live as if this is all there is.”
Some Book Recommendations:
Rites of Passage: Celebrating Life’s Changes – by Kathleen Wall & Gary Ferguson
Loving Life After Sixty: Celebrating the Autumn of Your Life – by Tom Paugh
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