As the New Year approaches, it is important to look back with a positive mindset. If life was not what you wanted it to be last year, be grateful for the good things and focus on changing for the future. Too many times we do not enjoy life fully because we are too busy complaining or worrying. Lucius Annaeus Seneca, a Roman philosopher, said, “True happiness is…to enjoy the present, without anxious dependence upon the future”. So quit worrying about what is going to happen and make it happen. Most people do not appreciate what they have in their lives. People are in a constant state of wanting the next new thing that they forget to enjoy what they currently have. I think more people need to enjoy what they have and stop searching for something better. Be grateful for what you do have. Surround yourself with people who are out to live life, not simply talk about it.
Life can throw you curve balls and it is hard to remain positive when there are so many negative things happening. However if you focus on the good, attempt to enjoy what you have, and ignore negativity, you will enjoy life a little more. Most people complain just to complain. These people will never be satisfied with themselves or their lives. This is no way to go through life. Being miserable or focusing on what you do not have, or how others are living, leaves a person empty. Try to imagine others who are in worse states than you are and it will make you appreciate what you have more. Wake up, start anew, and seize the opportunity to make each day great in some way. Celebrate the small victories in life and seize the day!