“Nobody can go back and start a new beginning, but anyone can start today and make a new ending.”

-Maria Robinson

This is one of the best quotes I have ever read. You can’t start over and change the past but you can change yourself and your habits now before it’s too late. This is such a great way to look at life and the perfect quote to start a new year with.


I’ve recently learned a hard lesson in life with the sudden passing of our family dog: things change in the blink of an eye. One day things seem perfect and the next day everything has changed without any warning. After seeing how quickly things change, I’ve realized I haven’t taken the time to appreciate the moment I am in and, thus, once the moment has passed I am left wishing I could get it back. I don’t want to continue on this way so, in 2017 I am going to change that and make a habit of stopping and appreciating the present moment for all that it is worth. I am going to take the time to feel grateful for the things in my life that matter the most to me. One day my health may take a turn or my family’s health may take a turn but today we are okay. Today I am healthy and I can still run and dance and do all the things that make me happy. So, today I will do those things while I still can and if I can’t tomorrow, at least I know I did them while I could.


I hope this helps to bring you back towards the present moment and to appreciate right now while it is here. Take a moment to think about what you want from this year. Treat each separate day as the perfect opportunity to reach your goals, whatever they may be. 2017 can be awesome; you just have to decide to let it be!

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