Thursday, January 8, 2015

New Year's Resolution Thoughts

Good morning! As we are one week into 2015 I am curious, did you make any resolutions for the new year? Did you cut out alcohol, sugar, smoking? Did you vow to "finally" get into shape and get your butt to the gym every morning? Or perhaps you are planning on training for a marathon?

How is it going so far? Did you know that 45% of Americans make resolutions and only 8% keep them?

When I was younger  I believed that I HAD to make resolutions each year, simply because every was doing it and then I was disappointed and angry with myself if I failed. Then I stopped for while and felt like I was "missing out" on something, what I do not know.

Last year I gave up entirely and decided to just try to live a more mindful and meaningful life which I thought I was doing until God and the universe had other plans. Instead I spent the year just trying to survive.

What I have come to realize is this, life is going to happen wether we have made resolutions, plans, dreams, or schedules.

Get out there and live the life you want, not the one others choose for you, if you fall down, dust yourself off and try again!

Love yourself first and most, otherwise you cannot really love others. 

Learn anything and everything, the world is your oyster. 

Don't settle for a job that doesn't excite you, or a life that doesn't fulfill you.

Your body, soul and mind are the MOST valuable things you have, take care of them. Eat better, get some exercise, and believe in something.

Be grateful. 

Life is short, enjoy!


  1. I don't make them, but rather, daily I try to just stay on my path for the goals I've set for myself on any given day. I am excited to keep learning my craft of writing AND photography....I wish you a wonderful day dearest Elizabeth! Anita

  2. Great message, I do make them but understand the realities of life and am pretty pragmatic when it comes to expectations. I do plan to lose 15 lbs and get into better shape....that is not so much a resolution as it is a general desire which I will work on in 2015. Hope your 2015 is off to a wonderful start......

  3. This is the perfect post for anyone wanting to start off their year with a healthy attitude.. You have such a talent for delivering clear, wise messages Elizabeth. Your perspective resonates with your words: 'get out there and live your life'

  4. I am a huge believer in New Year's Resolutions! Being that I just got married my resolutions this year include combining finances... woohoo!

  5. Love these wise and
    wonderful words, my
    friend! I'm spilling my
    word tomorrow on my
    blog : ) Thank you for
    sharing yours, and I
    wish you a very joy-FULL
    year in 2015!

    xo Suzanne

  6. beautiful inspiring thoughts, elizabeth. i wish you peace and good health in the new year.

  7. Thank you, Elizabeth, for the thoughtful and inspiring words...Hugs to you, my dear friend! xoxo

  8. Elizabeth, I am catching up again. It seems our thoughts are on the same page this January. Keeping you in my thoughts. Hugs!


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