A good time to realize how blessed we are. Remember this as you go about your day. Remember it every day. Use it as a mantra when things get you down. Think of all your blessings, whatever they may be. Use it literally as a tool to improve your life at every step of the way.
This has nothing to do with religion. It is awareness and mindfulness. Thinking of that which is good in your life as a blessing, implies thankfulness, or gratitude. Being grateful, or recognizing your blessings, is one of the most successful ways - according to researchers at prominent Ivy League universities (for more information, see also my October 2006 Newsletter: Happiness: Has it Become a Science, or is it a Question of Good Luck? ) - that people are able to maintain themselves in a content and satisfied state of being.
Isn't that alone worth it? What a way to begin this New Year! What a simple way to make your life better... feel better...live better.
We are blessed, you are blessed, I am blessed.
If you would like to read my January 2008 Newsletter - Love & Gratitude are on Your Road to Freedom - please click here for a complimentary subscription...the newsletter is published once a month...archives since January 2004 are here.