Each year I call them my New Year’s “Revolutions” because in my head and heart I am going to change things MAJOR in life. I usually vow to: live a healthier life in food choices, exercise even more than I already do, and be kinder, more generous, and volunteer even more to help others. By the second week, well that’s coming up, I am exhausted and wonder if I’ve taken on too much. Then I get angry at myself and jump right back on board the next morning.
This morning, after a long night of sleeplessness over what I still needed to do, this new year and what I hadn’t done already in my life, it dawned on me. Eureka! It was not about accomplishments and failures, but rather about the journey in trying to do them. Success or failure. But, we all know that already, right? Then why do I forget it so frequently?
It seems as if we get into an area of comfort and sometimes discomfort in our individual lives where we feel the need to be new, improved, and better ourselves… over and over and over. I personally can’t remember a time in life where I believed in my soul that everything was “perfect” in my life. As I’ve gotten older, I’ve gained the insight that none of us have a “perfect” life.
There have always been challenges in health/ illness/death with ourselves and family and personal goals/failures in our individual lives in work, relationships that just are not what we want them to be. There always will be this Drama as we’ve come to label it However, it is merely our life as given.
So, I am adding a new, and hopefully my best revolution, for this year of 2015… just ease up on everything and I mean everything. It’s going to be difficult for me, but it’s the best “revolution” I’ve made in a long time.
Wow, I feel better already… LOL.