As 2016 comes to a close, all I keep reading from various people is how awful and selfish 2016 has been with all the celebrities and other people having been taken from this world over the year. It made me think that at the close of every year, it seems that people generally tend to focus on the negative side of the year and can’t wait for a better incoming year. Well, this present moment is all we have and this is our reality. The past is over and the future is beyond. The present is here and now. Choose to stay positive and optimistic in this present moment. Don’t allow fear and worry to control your mind about the future of the unknown. Don’t allow regret to fill your mind about the mistakes of the past. Choose to make 2017 your best year yet. Focus on self-improvement. Love more. Listen more. Be patient. Be kind. Be compassionate. Be empathetic. Don’t judge. Don’t be jealous. Spend more time with loved ones. Choose experiences over materialistic things. Choose peace over conflict. Reflect inward. Spend more time praying and meditating. Be grateful. Be humble. Be generous. Be optimistic. Be who you want to be. In numerology, 2017 is a “1” year. The number “1” stands for new beginnings. Take some time on January 1 to “map out” your year. Decide what your new beginnings are going to be and then follow your map. Your destiny is in your hands and 2017 is going to be your best year yet!
written by Laura Hendrix Uzun