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Today's Subject...New Beginnings

New year, new beginnings! Thoughts on making every day a fresh start.

Happy New Year readers! 

I am inspired to write today because of something I witnessed while at the gym working out yesterday. Yes, it’s true I have joined a gym. Shocking to most of you that know my disgust for sweat, but it must be done. I was about 20 minutes into my routine on the elliptical machine when my mind started to wander to thoughts about the New Year. I suppose it was my attempt to distract myself from the desirable consideration of collapsing on the floor and breaking into a bag of Cheetos. Instead, as I pant heartily and struggle to lap water from my Nalgene bottle in mid stride, I am in a deep session of people watching. 

The gym is busy; busier than it’s been in months. I am reminded of the many of New Year’s Resolutions I am witnessing in action, mine included. It got me thinking about how a new year brings new beginnings. It’s amazing to me that we as a society use the New Year as a muse for making an instant decision to better ourselves and/or our situations and yet if I pulled out my new year’s resolutions from last year, they are most likely the same as this year’s. Why does Jan. 1st have to be the day to make a resolution? Why can’t March 13th, or June 7th be the day when we decide to change something? Well, I am here to say it can.  

I think every day we should resolve to make our lives better, even if they are pretty good already. Part of living that healthy lifestyle we all aim for is creating a peaceful, happy mindset. Maintain the attitude that we have the authority to change on a daily basis. So my resolution is to make every day a New Year’s Day. Start fresh every morning with a grateful mindset and a resolve to be a better version of who I was yesterday.

Here’s to 2013!

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