New Year Resolutions for 2012

The joys in this photo surrounding this man... having the eyesight to appreciate the beauty of the pink and white chrysanthemums, the random kindess of strangers, reminding the person who took this photo to celebrate life.

The thing that’s worse than a crippled body, is a broken spirit.

The thing that’s worse than moving slowly, is staying still.

The thing that’s worse than being poor, is being a miser.

The thing that’s worse than not being given something, is being ungrateful.

The worse than suffering emotional pain, is delighting in self-pity.

The worse than having no love, is to be filled with hate.

The worse than having no happiness, is to lose dignity.

The worse than losing dignity, is to live as a coward.

As 2012 approaches, I resolute to appreciate more, be often thankful, complain less, be more helpful, give first, and don’t wait to be given. While everyone wish for a better year ahead because 2011 hasn’t been kind to some while others are just greedy to ask for even more of the good, I’m reminded that things could be worse. A lot more worse.

So happy new year. Finding joy in all the little things is what a great year make 😀

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4 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. Andreas Moser
    Dec 31, 2011 @ 03:17:52

    Here is why I have NO resolutions at all for 2012: http://andreasmoser.wordpress.com/2011/12/30/new-years-resolutions/

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    • Darren Ng
      Dec 31, 2011 @ 09:52:43

      yeah… i agree there’s no need for resolutions if we have the will power to not procrastinate everyday. a new year resolution is just an anniversary gift to REMIND ourselves to stop a moment and reflect, and hopefully, we can understand the reasons for procrastination or discovering something we want to do because we took the time to stop and think, “what’s next?”

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  2. jassy
    Dec 31, 2011 @ 10:51:41

    i don’t have a resolution but prayers! 🙂 Happy new year!!!

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