So it’s that time of year again, where everyone has all these profound resolutions of how they are going to take leaps and bounds and change their life, blah, blah, blah. It sounds the same every year and as much as I think of it as mostly blabber, I find myself still making the same resolutions I make every year just like everyone else. Falling into the pit of goals that will never be conquered or just forgetting about them all together by February.
Well, this year I plan to do it differently, sort of. Okay, yes I am still making that stupid little list of resolutions for the year 2017, but this time there will only be one resolution on my list this year. Yep … you heard me right, just one!
This is a very short sentence that carries a multiple of deep meanings. Learning to love seems simple enough, but how simple is it really? We say “I love you” or “I love such and such” several times a day. It comes out of our mouths without much thought. There used to be power behind the word love and within the last 100 years, we have actually minimized that word to mean something frivolous and easy to come by.
We have become out of touch with the true essence of ourselves by mocking images of a perfect woman, sculpted men and “glitter” that isn’t gold being shoved down our throats. Most people are too busy trying to fit into someone else’s mold, they forget to learn how to appreciate and love what they already have. Each and every single person on this planet holds their own beauty but if we do not learn to celebrate and unlock it, we will never conquer the bigger issues in this world.
Learning to love means celebrating my inner beauty, living healthy and natural, learning to let go, taking the high road, being kind to others (even if you feel they don’t deserve it) and ultimately learning compassion without expecting anything in return. I know I sound a bit cliché but when you really think about it, it seems as if we still don’t get it. When we learn to love ourselves, that is when mountains can be moved. That is when we truly learn to accept and celebrate others and that is when change really begins!
So let’s start a New Year’s resolution movement. Let’s not make some unreachable resolution list with several goals that we tend to repeat but never accomplish. Let’s keep it simple, let’s keep it real, and let’s start with LOVE.
Everybody needs it, so why not.