Well 2022, time to bid you farewell. And throw out a big welcome mat to 2023.
But hold on. I gotta ask: did any of us ever expect we’d be confronted with all the challenges of the past year? Seems it’s been non-stop:
Covid-based worldwide pandemic. Global climate crisis. Global climate events. Inflation. Ukraine decimated by Russia. Putin’s threat of using nuclear weapons. Global hunger. Donald Trump. Advancing AI systems. etc., etc.
Haven’t really even scratched the surface. Fact is, we live in scary times where new scourges lie around every corner.
So, where does this leave a guy like me? A dude who works to be happy, optimistic and positive in approaching life? Well, if you’re looking for a small piece of advice, allow me. Here’s what each person I’ve interviewed for my books tells me: “Be happy with what you’ve got, not with what you don’t have.”
So simple. Yet how many people do you know who just can’t get there?
The other bon mots I’d pass along are: “Start every day with offering thanks for something positive in your life. Show the gratitude you feel for good things that come your way.” At the very least, it’ll take your mind off the negative stuff.
I hope you can do that. Yeah, it sometimes takes some work, I know that. But it is a beneficial strategy.
Have a Happy, Healthy New Year.
And here’s to less stress and more enjoyment in 2023!
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