Oregon writer, Rain Trueax, and Oregon painter, Diane Widler Wenzel co-author Rainy Day Thought. Diane generally posts on Wednesdays and Rain on Saturdays. There may be extra days or changes as situations warrant. Comments are always welcome and appreciated as it turns an article into a discussion.

Sunday, January 01, 2017

January 1, 2017

Happy New Year!


For some, 2016 was a tough year. We are now turning a new page. This is a great time, with all the hubbub of the holidays past, to figure out what is wanted in our life. What would it take to be happier? Have we put too much time into things we didn't enjoy? It helps sometimes to write down a few things-- big and little.

When we  know what we want, next comes-- what will make it happen? When the thought comes (and it usually does)-- it's hopeless, can't change anything-- block defeatism and see it for what it is. Think outside the box. Look for ways it is possible. 

Now, it might be at a cost higher than we are willing to pay-- then revise the goals.  The big thing is to move ahead. We can't control outcomes, but we can control our actions. Life is about always moving ahead-- sometimes with baby steps but always onward and upward. We can only do that when we know to what we want to go.

 

2 comments:

Tara Crowley said...

True. The only thing to do is move forward. There will always be joyous times amid the bleak and sorrowful chapters. I've stopped with New Year resolutions, and tend to make plans and revisions as the year goes along.

Happy New Year!

joared said...

Happy New Year! Every year has its ups and downs I've found -- some more of one than the other. Always interesting to see how the circumstances evolve.