The year 2018, known as the Year of the Dog, will challenge us once more to declare our New Year’s Resolutions with optimism that everything will be much better. We share with others what we want to improve or change.
This yearning for change starts from one’s self, whether it is for self-improvement, or physical, or taking a jump on an economic opportunity or financial windfall, such as investing, or putting up a personal business or looking for a better job. A lot of choices but it is always a good idea to write these down as new year’s resolutions and at the end of the year, evaluate what you have accomplished.
The list of resolutions expands to think of one’s family, including relatives and inner circles. What we can offer to our family and close friends such that the year will be more meaningful to them? What can be done to improve or strengthen our relationship and well-being? The people within our inner circles have great influence on who we are and it may be this time of the year to reverse the direction and lead them to greater heights.
Our resolutions radiate and may have a connection to the society or perhaps to organizations around us. Undoubtedly, there is no better path to follow than the Golden Rule: “Do unto others as you would have them do unto you.” Growing up as a child in the Philippines, my mother always instilled upon me the Golden Rule and it has always been my guiding path my whole life.
A group of people sharing the same ideals and mission may also adopt a resolution as a whole. In our dealings with one another, let us strive to uplift every Filipino who needs a helping hand in getting a business started or in climbing the ladder of success.
Ultimately, the incoming year should be the moment for our resolutions to revolve in 365 days on the core of Faith, Hope, and Love. Faith in a sense that we believe to have a secure place in the future with the talents and skills that we possess. Hope because we never give up; we always look at the brighter side of things and believing that something better is yet to come. Love conquers all things; let us yield to love.
Here are some favorites quotes that motivate and inspire me in my daily life:
1. Start your day with an Attitude of Gratitude.
2. It’s all in the frame of mind.
3. Focus on the blessing instead of the burden.
4. All our dreams can come true if we have the courage to pursue them.
5. It is in giving that we receive.
6. To err is human; to forgive is divine.
Last but not the least: May your days be a gathering of Love, Laughter and Happy Memories.
Happy New Year!