Welcome to another year, opening the door to new possibilities!
As we bring in 2023, it can be empowering to consider all that 2022 brought with it – “letting go” of anything that no longer serves us, making way and space for our potential to unfold and our inspired goals to be achieved.
The process of releasing worries, upsets, past mistakes and regrets, allows us to clear our minds and a pathway for seeing life in perspective and the blessings that are truly ours. And it all begins by simply making a choice. After all you’ve been through, set your sights on, the courage and tenacity it’s taken to arrive here, with us, we want only the best for your year, for your future.
This month’s Connect is designed to encourage you to make 2023 the year of “letting go” and embracing gratitude, forgiveness, contentment, self care, and love, and then watching as your life soars to new extraordinary heights. We hope you enjoy.
Today’s read is approximately 3 minutes.
Inside this Edition:
- A Thought to Ponder
- A Short Story to Inspire
- 2 Short Videos to Motivate
A Thought to Ponder
“Life is a matter of choices, and every choice you make makes you.” John C. Maxwell
Our life is a reflection of the choices we’ve made. If we want different results, we need to make different choices.
This January, we invite you to reflect on the choices you’ve made, those that have empowered you and those that have drawn you off course. Consciously consider what you envision for the next 365 days. What will you accomplish? How will you live every day in keeping with what you value most? How will you feel when you do? And then consider what you need to let go of to make room for those healthier, happier choices. Let’s make 2023, our best year yet, shall we?
A Short Story to Inspire
The Weight of Glass – Chris Blenning
Once upon a time a psychology professor walked around on a stage while teaching stress management principles to an auditorium filled with students. As she raised a glass of water, everyone expected they’d be asked the typical “glass half empty or glass half full” question. Instead, with a smile on her face, the professor asked, “How heavy is this glass of water I’m holding?”
Students shouted out answers ranging from eight ounces to a pound.
She replied, “From my perspective, the absolute weight of this glass doesn’t matter. It all depends on how long I hold it. If I hold it for a minute or two, it’s fairly light. If I hold it for an hour straight, its weight might make my arm ache a little. If I hold it for a day straight, my arm will likely cramp up and feel completely numb and paralyzed, forcing me to drop the glass to the floor. In each case, the weight of the glass doesn’t change, but the longer I hold it, the heavier it feels to me.”
As the class nodded their heads in agreement, she continued, “Your stresses and worries in life are very much like this glass of water. Think about them for a while and nothing happens. Think about them a bit longer and you begin to ache a little. Think about them all day long, or for weeks, months, even years, and you will feel completely numb and paralyzed — incapable of doing anything else until you drop them.”
Moral of the Story: Letting go of things that do not improve or enrich your life is essential. Worries, need for control and anger become heavy burdens when carried over time. Knowing that at any moment we may set them down and be free, offers us a wonderful sense of hope.
2 Short Videos to Motivate:
Make an Impact
Make a difference (the starfish story)
We’re wishing you and your loved ones the happiest and healthiest of New Years! We cannot wait to see where you soar next!
~ Your Anderson Family