Happy New Year
Updated: Apr 23
New Year, new you? Maybe it is time to embrace yourself as "good enough" already this year. There is nothing wrong with making a resolution. Many set a new goal at the beginning of the new year. It is okay to want to lose weight, start a project or save money for something you want for example.
The problem lies in thinking "I will be happy when..." or "I will be good enough when (fill in the blank here)". Our self-esteem and happiness should not rely on things like appearance, relationship status, a degree, bank balance or net worth, basically anything outside of ourselves, or that is superficial. Our true worth is our soul and that is priceless. We are valuable just by existing. Society has conditioned people to think otherwise.
Our character, self-esteem and hearts are what make us beautiful and is where we can shine, no matter our circumstances. Our attitude determines a lot. If we choose to embrace life with love, peace, gratitude, passion and purpose, things will fall into place. Will it be "perfect"? No. Will there be challenges? Yes. It is how we handle them that matters. It does not mean ignoring reality, but making the most out of things and finding the good, in life, in yourself and in others. Seek and you will find. Knock and the door will open.
It has been said "People are as happy as they make up their minds to be." There is truth in this. It is a decision. A decision to accept and love yourself. A decision to be happy! No we won't be happy every minute of every day, that is life. But if we make an ongoing effort, we will have a lot more happiness, more often.
No matter what we have been through or where we end up, each of us has a soul and a purpose for being here. We are valuable because we have the Light of God within. Yes we can make changes for the better, that is part of growth. The key to living life fully is self love during that journey. You are good enough, worthy, right now!
Happy New Year! Remember that sentiment is a wish for happiness, which is an inside job. Nothing and no one can make you happy but yourself. I hope you make the decision to be happy today and every morning you wake up to conquer a new day. Make self love and your happiness a priority on your list.
God bless you, have a great week and Namaste.
Rev. S. Castle