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At the end of every year I start reflecting on that year and assessing it in every way, writing resolutions, regretting some deeds, promising to change and become a better person, building high hopes and raising my expectations and challenges for the coming year. It’s basically all about changing, improving, becoming better in every way… Resolutions may be as simple as losing few pounds or as deep as a complete moral and human make over. Whatever it is, CHANGE would always be the star, which is a great thing at many different levels.

However, this year, I don’t feel like changing. It’s not because I have nothing to change, or I have reached a phase of self-satisfaction. Not at all. I’m way far from that… It’s just that I feel like taking all the spotlight away from the old me, where change would be the star, and try a completely new thing that would mark my new year and make it more special. I don’t want to change, I want to explore. I don’t want to just improve something old, I want to create something new.

I made up my mind! Yes, I did! This year my resolutions’ star won’t be CHANGE! It’s going to be innovation, creation, or simply trying something new. I’ll embrace novelty in all its aspects.

Well, to tell you the truth, I still don’t know what it is going to be about, but believe me the idea of it overwhelms me with a great feeling of freedom, positive energy and determination to have a great NEW year ahead!

Why don’t you give it a try!


“It is not the strongest of the species that survive, nor the most intelligent, but the one most responsive to change.” Charles Darwin (1809-1882)

Drastic change has always been my greatest enemy, and I’ve always had a lot of it in my life!! Temporary instability and uncertainty that accompany change makes me totally uncomfortable and frustrated, and that’s not good at all!

As a matter of fact, change has to be one of the best things that could happen to anyone. It’s change that creates memories, spices up the boring routine life, makes people face new challenges and overcome them, and makes them feel alive and constantly freshened up and new.

The ability to embrace change and quickly cope with new life styles and circumstances shapes up great personalities and gives people the ability to move forward and preserve a very positive attitude and perception of life.

Despite all the changes in my life, which I eventually conquered and benefited from at all levels, I am still fighting to embrace change with open arms and heart with no hesitation whatsoever. In truth, routine kills the best of moments and never creates memories. Life is too precious and too rich to be wasted in stagnation; let’s not just be too afraid to live it to the fullest and wildest extent.


“Misfortune is never mournful to the soul that accepts it; for such do always see that every cloud is an angel’s face.” (Lydia Maria Child 1802 – 1880)
Acceptance is a key to happiness, serenity, satisfaction, positive change, and peace of heart and mind.
Think about it…

I got a good advice from a good old friend the other day. When feeling down, when frustrated or disappointed, when things go really wrong and you hate what’s happening around you or to you, make sure you do something good for yourself; change something positively in you. Never surrender to bad mood, overeating, overreacting, depression or just carelessness; just focus on changing something in you to the better; just love yourself no matter what…

It really helps; it actually does wonders… Think about it…


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