Time to Reset

Here we are again. It’s the beginning of the year. The time of year that we usually start or stop certain activities. Hopefully, we can all start positive habits to replace the negative ones.

Looking back to lessons from the past year, we can use the knowledge gained to help us make better choices. We all have our mistakes and regrets. It’s what we do with them that helps us to be a better human being.

It’s like pressing the reset button. It’s a fresh start. A new chapter in our life story. How will we be different this year than last? What areas of our life do we need to improve? Are their relationships that need mending?

As we gaze into the unknown of another year, I hope that we can all agree that we want to be better. Perhaps, it’s just being a little kinder, more patient with ourselves and others, smiling more often and being more present.

One of my favorite quotes comes from an agricultural scientist and inventor, George Washington Carver. His words of compassion has resonated with me for many years. “Resolve to be tender with the young, compassionate with the aged, sympathetic with the striving, and tolerant of the weak and the wrong. Sometime in life you will have been all of these.”