Twelve months ago I wrote about the achievements I wanted to complete in 2017. For many years I have avoided the resolutions route because inevitably people don’t keep to them and end up frustrated and disappointed just a few days into the new year.
In looking back today I can see that I have moved towards achieving what I had outlined which is good but it doesn’t feel right to start talking about achievements in 2018.
My hopes for 2018 are so much simpler than they have been at any new year. I just want to have a feeling of contentment and to help others have that same feeling. It isn’t about being happy because we know we can’t be happy all of the time. It is about feeling gratitude and satisfaction with where you are right now. Not thinking about the past or the future but feeling comfortable for now and today.
Some may call it mindfulness or inner peace. I don’t care how you want to label it as my only focus is on getting to that point and remembering it each and every day in 2018.
Along the way there will be good things that happen and I can enjoy them. There will be difficult and challenging things that happen and I can face them and grow stronger. Behind it all will be my contented feeling with who I am and what I have in my life.
You can keep your resolutions and your lists of demands from the coming 12 months I will just focus on this one thing – contentment.