A Most Powerful Resolution

Lake Superior at Sunset

Why do we feel we have to wait until January first to make a resolution?

Every day holds the possibilities of a new year. Sometimes the new beginnings are bright and feel like sunlight beaming on our faces. Sometimes they are dark, frightening and even heart-breaking.

At each new beginning, we have the opportunity to choose what is in our highest good. Do we need to exercise or be still? Can we say “no” when necessary? Are we able to stop being busy, just for the sake of being busy?

I was as the North Shore recently. When I first arrived in Two Harbors, I thought I would never get tired of looking at Lake Superior. It was beautiful, powerful, magical. As the days went by, I sensed that if I lived there year-round, dealing with work deadlines, groceries, laundry, bills and the daily stuff of life, the ever-present lake would become such a familiar part of the scenery that it might be easy to take for granted.

How much of our life do we take for granted simply because it’s familiar?

When we look in the mirror every day, we check our hair, possibly our makeup and, once in a while, make sure there is no spinach in our teeth. But how often do we ever stop and look into our eyes, smile and blow ourselves a kiss?

YOU are the most valuable scenery of your life. You are your own Lake Superior and the most powerful resolution you can make is not to take yourself for granted.

Like the lake, whether the sunlight is sparkling off the water or the clouds are low and dark, it is still there, and so are you—filled with your own beauty, power and magic.

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