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For the first few days of every new year, people often greet each other with wishes for happiness and good health. Then it seems that as we become accustomed to the routine of daily activities, it's easy to forget the joys of a new beginning and the days roll by as before.
I always look forward to opening a new appointment book and hanging up the prettiest calendar in celebration of a new year. In the past, I also created a long list of resolutions. However, this year I decided to make only one resolution. I intend to act as if each day is a whole new beginning, a completely fresh start. That's it. That's my only resolution and I intend to keep it. This way, if I ate something sugary yesterday, it doesn't mean that I've failed to keep to my goal of eliminating sugar from my diet, it only means that today (a whole new start) will provide an opportunity to be sugar-free. If I don't get through all the items on my "to do" list, I can trust that every new day will provide an opportunity to tackle what I most wish to accomplish. I know this isn't a new idea since there's really nothing "new" under the sun. However, choosing only one item on what formerly would have been a very long list of New Year's Resolutions is new to me. Today, and every day in this new year, I send you blessings for happiness and good health.