On Sunday night, the day before Martin Luther King Day, I watched my friend Barbra Niven on a Facebook Live broadcast. She was doing several things. First, she was with her daughter, her daughter’s husband and her business partner as they debuted the band Orbit Monkey’s music video called “Be The Change.” Barbara and her group were not just taking a stand against hate and discrimination. They were offering a blueprint for combatting the negative energy we all come up against, whether we’re Democrats, Republicans, men, women or children.
One of the most powerful “tools” we’ll ever have in our life is the word…ALLOW.
It’s up to us what we allow ourselves to do in life.
It’s up to us what we allow ourselves to believe, allow ourselves to do, allow ourselves to think, how we allow ourselves to help others. It’s up to us whether, each day, we allow ourselves to be positive or negative, whether we allow ourselves to be grateful, kind, loving, empathetic and so much more.
This time of the year our attention turns from 2016 to 2017. This also means the dreaded term “New Year’s Resolutions” rears its ugly head. So, I thought I’d suggest some things for you to think about leading up to 2017 and the week or two after that might help…
Don’t make Resolutions. Instead, make promises or even contracts with yourself. If you want to make it even more real, write out a contract on paper and sign it. This makes your promise a bit more real and easier for you to remember.
Don’t be so concerned about getting rid of things you’re upset about or frustrated in your life (losing weight, being better at something, etc.).