I love this season. Reflections, taking stock of accomplishments, setting new goals, appreciating the good of the past while looking ahead with anticipation of what the next year might bring.
Lately much of what I hear at the gym is, something along the lines of, “Oh yeah, just wait until January! All the New Years’ resolution makers will be in here making the place packed…”
I love a new year. Why not make a plan to achieve a goal? Even if the goal isn’t completed, isn’t it better to make steps in the direction of your dreams than to not try at all?
How about this: instead of eye rolling the new members of the gym, why not smile? Why not give them a nod of encouragement? What does positivity cost you?
Maybe if we are kinder to people, they won’t find the gym such an intimidating place. Instead of complaining about a lack of parking, let’s be a community of encouragement.
Let’s make one of our resolutions to be welcoming rather than arrogant. Remember how scary this stuff was when you started?
Perhaps this really is the year.
Their year to make lasting healthful changes.
2016. Let’s dream some big dreams and chase them with abandon!