Opportunity to grow.
That’s what I see for this new year.
Even though we can “turn over a new leaf” any day of the year there just seems to be more power attached to the pronouncement if it is at the beginning of a new year.
Last year was a time of “turning a corner” in my thinking, putting me firmly on a new path to improvement. Although I’ve always know certain maxims, and the psychology relating to them that strive to lead us to new endeavors of improvement, I believe I need to make my own so I can have deeply felt mantras, so to speak. I have to believe I can grow. I have to have clearly defined paths, simple steps, to follow. I have to know what didn’t work, what was unpleasant, so I can visualize better actions.
Turning a corner also means not being able to see what is behind me. I acknowledge what I did wrong, the actions that opened me to unhappy thoughts. Those thoughts now serve the purpose of identifying the negative thought patterns and the physical activities that I need to change. Boom. That’s all. Let the past go.
This is my time to be happy. It is within my reach. I am already flexing my new muscles. I am becoming the person I want to be. I am turning into the true Joyce.