new year celebrations

December 31, 2008

12 things I want to do in 2009 for a better life

Just having passed my 41st birthday… and now its going to be a brand new year starting tomorrow.

That’s the good thing about having a birthday sandwiched between Christmas and New Year celebrations… everyone is still in a celebration mood all week and tends to be more generous and cheery. 🙂

What does breezing past 40 means to me? Well….

  • It feels more airy on my head…. no longer was the prime real estate of my head overpopulated with hairs.
  • I have a preference for bigger font size now…. if it gets too small, my once-upon-a-time Sniper “one shot one kill” eyes just refuse to cooperate.
  • It takes more effort and discipline to keep my physical body in peak condition. Having refrain from exercising for the pass 6 weeks due to a shoulder injury, I could see muscle atrophy at an alarming rate.
    • my chest could no longer fill a B-cup bra… it’s as flat as the airport runway.
    • my arms are as slender as a woman’s
    • my belly loses its definitions and show signs of pregnancy.
  • Sex was a journey of conquest, it is now a journey of bonding.
  • I feel more at peace and present.
  • What I lose in physical ability, I gain in mental capacity.
  • I understand that the Main thing is to keep the Main thing to the Main thing.

And in 2009, which will be tomorrow, here are the 12 things I want to do for a better life…

  1. Sit in silence and quiet the mind for at least 10 minutes each day. Make time for meditation.
  2. Read more books than I did in 2008.
  3. Dream more when I am awake.
  4. Don’t compare, don’t judge.
  5. Don’t win every argument, agree to disagree.
  6. Forgive everyone for everything.
  7. Understand that however good or bad a situation is, IT WILL CHANGE.
  8. Believing that THE BEST IS YET TO COME.
  9. No matter how i feel, get up, dress up, show up and CHEER UP.
  10. Give something good to others each day.
  11. Spend time with people over 60 and under 6.
  12. If others can do it, I too can do it, if others cannot do it, then I MUST do it.

Wishing all an abundant year ahead. May you find joy in giving, fulfillment in sharing and peace with everything. Happy New Year.

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