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Thursday, December 31, 2015

We Say Good-Bye to 2015

Waving Good-bye to 2015

It's New Year's Eve. Time to say farewell to 2015. Which of these people are you? The woman with the tears or the guy who is looking jubilant? I suppose it depends on the kind of year you've had. 

For each one of us, there have undoubtedly been both ups and downs but the scales never seem to even those things our for us. Some years the good far outweighs the bad. Then there are years where the black cloud items pile up faster than snowflakes in a storm. 

Take a little time today to assess your year--in both your writing world and your personal life. For every downer you find, look for a positive to balance it. I know that sometimes we have to look very hard to find the pluses in life but many are right under our noses and we pass them by. You may have to search in all the places you can think of. 

If you classify 2015 as the worst year of your life, consider this. You have a whole  new year ahead of you. Some of those things you'd like to forget that occurred this past year are ones that might have turned out differently if you had used an attitude adjustment. No, I'm not pointing fingers at anyone. I could have done that myself a time or two. Ask yourself what you could have done to make a bad situation better or to have kept it from getting worse? 

If 2015 was a good year, make sure you know the reasons why. What did you do to help make it a positive year? ?Whatever it was, you'll want to repeat in 2016. 

There are some things that happen over which we have no control. Then we have to roll with it and do whatever we think is best--again in both our writing world and our personal life. Even so, we have many, many things in life where we do have choices to make which can change things for the better. Or for the worse, whatever the case might be. 

The point is that YOU are in control of a great deal of what happens in your writing world or your other life. I can't make choices for you. Your best friend cannot do that either. It's YOU who are at the wheel. When you're celebrating New Year's Eve tonight--be it out with friends or quietly at home with people you care about or even all alone--do a bit of reflecting and resolve to greet the new year with a positive attitude and a good work ethic.  Whether you wave good-bye to 2015 with tears or with joy, look forward to what is yet to come begionning January 1.

I wish you all good times, good health and good writing in the coming year. 

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