Some new good things for a new year.
1. Try a new colour. Do you always find yourself wearing the same colours? It’s so easy to fall into that habit, especially if you know those colours suit you. But why not try something a little different, and go for some colours that you thought would look good on you? You may find that a new colour brings out your features, and will make you feel like a new person.
2. Be proactive, not reactive. Some negative situations could be a whole lot less volatile if you dealt with them before they blew up. If you can see things are heading in a bad direction, do something to change it. It’s all good to be positive and hope for the best, but you need to be realistic about what could happen. Sometimes just a few well-chosen words at the right time is all it takes.
3. Eat the skin. Sadly, I’m not talking about KFC. Fruit skin is filled with nutrients, and if washed well, is extremely good for you. Obviously you have to peel fruit for little ones, so they don’t choke, but older kids and adults can benefit from the chewy goodness.
4. Look at the sky. Go outside and take a few good minutes to just look at the sky. On a clear sunny day, the beautiful blue makes you feel happy to be out in the fresh air. On a cloudy day, the shapes you see are limited only by your imagination. And at sunrise or sunset, the changing colours are just a joy to watch. We’re so busy getting things done, sometimes we forget to look around, much less up!
5. Love the library. How fabulous would it be if there was a local place you could go to read a wonderful variety of books, and even take them home…..for free? Oh that’s right, there is! I love our library so much, and always marvel that we have so much information on hand, and can even request books that the library doesn’t carry. Not to mention the cool events that libraries always seem to be holding. It makes me happy that much of our holiday time is spent in the awesome land of books.