What are your goals for the new year? As we enter into the new year, many of us set goals. While I like to set goals at the beginning of the year, I do so only after spending quiet time reflecting on the past year.
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I love hearing about random acts of kindness. My heart sings knowing there are loving, caring, and decent people who go out of their way to help and bring joy to others. There’s so much negativity in the world, and so often, only bad news is reported. It’s a breath of fresh air to hear stories of random acts of kindness, or, better yet, to experience them firsthand for yourself.
Sometimes, we get so busy with our lives that we forget to just stop, be still, and focus inward. It seems, especially in the summer months, there are just too many things to do, too many people to see, that we can needlessly tire ourselves out.
I won’t break out in song and dance, but there’s a lot behind this simple phrase: Don’t Worry, Be Happy! How many of us spend so much of our waking hours worried about something? How much energy do we expend thinking and being overly concerned about someone?
How often are you your own worst enemy? Do you judge yourself harshly? Do you come down on yourself when you think you’ve made a “mistake?” Please don’t! Love yourself enough to be kind to yourself.
What are your passions? It’s so important to spend time doing what you are passionate about. When you are in the present moment, immersed in something you love, you can’t help but experience pure bliss! You find yourself smiling and overcome with joy!
One of my passions is being on water or having the presence of water near me. I must have been born a water baby! Water inspires me. I love everything water related: walking along beaches by oceans and bays, swimming in lakes, or sitting and writing by a creek or river. The first summer I arrived in Vancouver, I learned to sail, windsurf, and dragonboat. I absolutely loved sailing and dragonboating, and eventually raced competitively for many years. I later developed a passion for racing outriggers and kayaking too.