Blogger Pamela Slim tells this story about the start of a new day:
When my husband was a little boy, his grandpa would wake him up before the sun came up and lead him outside. Facing east, he would take out a bag of corn pollen and say his traditional Navajo morning prayers. When he was done, he would say “Grandson, this is a brand new day. It has never been used, never been touched. Enjoy it. Ya at eeh. (It is good.)”
How will you use this new day, this new year? What if, instead of the same tired New Year’s resolutions, you were to do something different? What if you were to pick a single work or home relationship that’s important to you and take simple, do-able actions to confront a nagging conflict and strengthen that relationship for the long run?
Would you do it? Would you choose your spouse, partner, co-worker, boss, parent, sibling, best friend, or neighbor?
Would you do it if you believed it would make a difference?
Would you be willing to decide to believe that you can make a difference in that relationship?