The holidays are a time for celebration and happiness; a time to be with family and friends; a time to look back on all the good things that happened in the year coming to an end; and a time to make plans for the new year ahead.
Traditionally, one of the customs used to mark the end of the year is to make a New Year’s resolution. This tradition dates back to the early Babylonians, whose most popular resolution was to return borrowed farm equipment.
Today, a New Year’s resolution is usually a commitment one makes to achieve a specific goal during the coming year. While many of us have big dreams and believe like Walt Disney that if we can dream it we can do it, many need some encouragement and a reminder that anything is indeed possible. With that in mind, I hope you enjoy this poem…
If there was ever a time to dare…
To make a difference…
To embark on something worth doing…
It is now.
Not for any grand cause, necessarily,
But for something that tugs at your heart.
Something that’s your inspiration…
Something that’s your dream.
You owe it to yourself to make your days here count.
Have fun, dig deep, stretch…
Know, though, that things worth doing seldom come easy.
There will be good days,
And there will be bad days.
There will be times when you want to turn around,
Pack it up, and call it quits.
Those times tell you that you are pushing yourself,
That you are not afraid to learn by trying.
With an idea, determination, and the right tools,
You can do great things.
Let your instincts, your intellect, and your heart guide you.
Believe in the incredible power of the human mind.
Of doing something that makes a difference…
Of working hard…
Of laughing and hoping…
Of lazy afternoons…
Of lasting friends…
Of all the things that will cross your path this year…
The start of something new brings the hope of something great.
Anything is possible.
Wishing You the Very Best for a Joyous, Successful and Prosperous 2012