Saturday, December 27, 2008

Optimism for the New Year

We swing from optimistic to pessimistic and back again depending on how things are going in our life. Sometimes we have just gotten tired from the struggles. Then again, we can rest up, find a boost of energy from the support of our friends, and a solid perspective from our spiritual path.

There will be a new administration in Washington this coming year, and of course we hope that he will make some very strong, positive moves to make good things happen. Do I know for sure that Obama will do that? No, but I am optimistic that he will.

What about our own situations? Each one of us has to take that into our own hands and do what we can to improve our financial situation, get some exercise, make some new friends, learn something new that we can use.

And at the top of the list of tools that will keep us on track and help us to remain optimistic is staying in touch with our spiritual roots. By continuing our spiritual practices, we keep our eyes on the bigger picture. We have confidence that there is some pattern to all the things we do and have done, and from that draw some guidance as to where to head next.

Yes, some of us are having a difficult time, and some of us are going to be able to spot a good move, a good opportunity, and take it. Be optimistic that this can be you who finds a good move and acts on it.

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