One recent morning I captured this moment out my back door in Virginia, USA.
The bell is a nice symbol for us in the New Year. We need to remind ourselves of what we are grateful for, and recount those good things regularly, like enjoying a church bell ringing every day at noon. (And, of course, use our new app or website to remind you of the good outside in the world.)
As far as New Year’s resolutions, I hope we each can set at least one intention to do better in 2016. (“Resolution” is a rather daunting word for some; I prefer “intention”.)
Working toward a few goals is something I intend to do, especially regarding Good News Network. (This year I will connect with a wonderful corporate partner who will purchase all our advertising banners on the site; I will launch radio content and post in podcasts; I also want to attract video partners to create original video content.)
However much I am hustling to get these accomplished I want to remember–and urge you to remember–an important truth: Life is a dance between making it happen and letting it happen.
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How to choose when to let go, and when to keep pushing? That’s not an easy question, but meditation or quiet contemplation will help. I believe that my inner guidance, if I can hear it, knows the best course, but even that is subject to question. We can end up in the same place whether we take the easy graceful way, or the hard, painful way.
As E.B. White said:
“I arise in the morning torn between a desire to improve the world and a desire to enjoy the world. This makes it hard to plan the day.”
Make your dance this year an enjoyable and productive one!