Simply Elevate January 2014 - Page 31

EVERY DAY CAN BE A STARTING POINT: MAKE A NEW BEGINNING A lot of people make the same New Year’s resolutions year after year. They say things like I am going to lose weight, exercise more, read the bible more, eat more fruits and vegetables, spend less, and so on. A lot of times, we are preparing for a day that may never come. The bible says “Take therefore no thought for the morrow: for the morrow shall take thought for the things of itself: sufficient unto the day is the evil thereof. When we get married, we are assuming because we made vows that the marriage is going to last until death do us part. Sometimes, with our best efforts, the marriage fails. Our minds start playing tricks on us and we start blaming ourselves trying to figure out what we could have done to save our marriage. That takes a great toll on one’s emotional health. We have to stop and say to ourselves that today is a new day. Let the past stay behind you. Things will get better. We have to forgive so we can move forward. When we are angry at the other person, he/she controls us. Make a new beginning by loving yourself. By: Virginia Lynn By the time we are a certain age, we expect that we should have accomplished a lot of goals in our lives like a well-paying job, a thriving business, a house with a white picket fence, two well-behaved kids, etc. When those things have not happened like we thought, then we start having doubts and questioning everything. We must remember that each and every one of us has a purpose in life. Some of us find that purpose early in life, and some of us do not realize that purpose until later. When we start focusing on that purpose, then everything else falls into place. Each day you wake up is a day to give thanks and be productive. Make up in your mind that good things are going to happen today. Release positive energy and positive energy will return to you. Stay focused. Look up. Don’t worry about tomorrow because it may not come. Make a new beginning by enjoying today. 31