The Long Version

Retired broadcast journalist. Blogging helps scratch the itch. Recovering exRepublican – Sober and still Conservative.

Happy New Year!

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Just want to wish everyone a Happy New Year!

Even with all the turmoil in the world there are many reasons to be Happy and Optimistic for 2012 but you may have to look in the less obvious places to find them.  Don’t look to governments, the media, or Hollywood.  Look to yourself, your family, and your friends.  Look for ways to make each one better than last year.  Yeah, I know that sounds trite and many will say that’s easier said than done.  Well, I believe it’s easier done than said, and here’s how.

A man decided that he would change the world.
But, he wasn’t successful.

So he decided to change the country.
But, he wasn’t successful.

So he decided to change his community.
But, he wasn’t successful.

So he decided to change his street.
But, be wasn’t successful.

So he decided to change his family.
But, he wasn’t successful.

So he decided finally, to change himself.

AND HE WAS SUCCESSFUL.
AND HIS FAMILY CHANGED AND THEY AFFECTED THEIR STREET.
AND THE PEOPLE ON THE STREET AFFECTED THEIR COMMUNITY.
AND THE PEOPLE OF THE COMMUNITY AFFECTED THEIR COUNTRY.
AND THE PEOPLE OF THE COUNTRY AFFECTED THE WORLD.

Resolve this year to change something about yourself that will make you a better person.  Something that others will notice.  Something that others will admire.  Something that others will want to emulate.

I’ve heard it takes about 28 days of continuous practice for something to become a habit.  Pick a trait.  “I’ll be honest in ALL of my dealings with others”  Practice it for the month. Pick another one.  “I’ll be kinder to those I find it most difficult to be kind to” Go another month.  Wash, rinse, repeat.

Would 12 new GOOD habits impact your life and the lives of those around you by January 2, 2013?

Give it a shot.

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Written by DCL

January 2, 2012 at 10:45 am

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