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New Year’s Reshoelution

2 Jan


Why do people always ask about New year’s resolutions? Whenever some one asks me, I’m not really sure how to respond. I feel like if I need to make a resolution not to do something, I should never have been doing whatever that is in the first place. Despite resolutions being so cliche, there are always cool things that I would like to do, new experiences and foods I’d like to try, shoes and clothes I’d like to buy, or things about myself I would like to improve on… After the my mini holiday vacation, I’m back at work, wearing a pair of simple black Manolo Blahnik ‘Kilda” leather pumps. As my thoughts were swirling around about everything I should resolve to do this year, like losing those impossible 5 pounds, drinking more water, waking up earlier, limiting my shoe buying compulsion, I received an email about a sad story from my mother. After reading it, I thought, like the shoes that I’m wearing today, I need to keep this simple. Instead of the hundreds of things on a list to check off like I usually do, I figured I should really dedicate my thoughts this year to three simple things: being myself, thinking positively, and appreciating and loving the people in my life.

This is the sad story, which I’ll share…

While a man was polishing his new car, his 4 yrs. old son picked up a stone and scratched lines on the side of the car. In anger, the man took the child’s hand and hit it many times; not realizing he was using a wrench. At the hospital, the child lost all his fingers due to multiple fractures. When the child saw his father……with painful eyes he asked, “Dad when will my fingers grow back?”

The man was so hurt and speechless; he went back to his car and kicked it a lot of times. Devastated by his own actions…sitting in front of that car he looked at the scratches; the child had written “LOVE YOU DAD”…

Anger and Love have no limits; choose the latter to have a beautiful, lovely life. Things are to be used and people are to be loved. But the problem in today’s world is that, People are used and things are loved. During this year, let’s be careful to keep this thought in mind: Things are to be used, but People are to be loved … Be yourself … This is the only day we HAVE.

Watch your thoughts; they become words. Watch your words; they become actions. Watch your actions; they become habits. Watch your habits they become character; Watch your character; it becomes your destiny.