Phoenix Rising

According to Greek Legend the Phoenix is an enduring bird that cyclically regenerates and is born again.  He obtains new life by arising from the ashes.  In many ways we are like the legendary Phoenix at the dawn of each New Year.  We must let go of our previous struggles and rise up, become reborn with the emergence of a new year ahead.  Not giving up, simply starting over.

2018 broke my heart.  In the matter of just a few fleeting hours my world was changed, I was devastated and a little piece of me died that night too. My heart still aches and healing is a journey.  The hope is that through that journey we are able to better ourselves and help someone else along the way.  While I don’t believe that time will heal all wounds I do believe that time will give us the strength to channel those wounds into something important for someone else. 

Let’s take a step forward in this new year of new beginnings and do more to better ourselves and each other.  Whether it’s giving back in charitable ways, stepping outside our comfort zones for self-improvement, meeting new people and making new friends or rekindling old friendships.  What are your dreams and ambitions? What are you going to do this year to put yourself on the path to making your dreams your reality?  Here is a list of the top 10 New Year’s resolutions.  What’s yours?

1)      Self-Improvement i.e. eat healthier, lose weight, exercise more, sleep more

2)      Quit smoking or other bad habit

3)      Save money, spend less

4)      Make new friends

5)      Spend more time with friends / family

6)      Volunteer

7)      Career change

8)      Further education

9)      Find a new hobby

10)  Read more

Danielle StJeanComment