Best Treasures of 2017
Welcome to 2017! It has been a long and eventful break and in between so many good and not so good have happened. Between loosing a sibling to having a new baby and all the challenges and thrills that come with it; It has been an amazing break truly. And we are faced with an amazing year, all of us hoping to get the best treasures of 2017. We sure will.
Isn’t it interesting how the year starts reeling with a list of new year resolutions; we find wishes like:
Loose weight this year, Be more patient this year, Eat healthy this year and the resolutions go on and on.
While all these are fantastic in themselves, it is important not to loose sight of the things that can make all of these far more treasurable and make you a better treasure in 2017.
The treasures to look out for in 2017:
- Relationships: True 2016 was amazing for some and partly because of some of the people who surround us. Good can always be better, right? Some people are a part of our lives at certain times and are not there for fun, but to assist us achieve the aspirations and feats of the moment. They could be friends, neighbors, associates or even family. These relationships are not to be taken for granted. I remember when we first moved to Chandler and knew no one. We became friends with a particular family and what a value and help they were to us. We treasured and appreciated that relationship. Not long after, they relocated. I presume they were kept there for us for that particular time and having help us find out footing as well as moving on to the next phase of our stay, they moved on. See your relationships as a ladder to go up and stay up and help others up as well. We should put to better use those who have been put all around us in 2017.
- Quiet Time: It is a busy world that we live in and stealing some time to get away or be by ourselves is nearly impossible. However, spending few minutes alone helps us unwind and refresh. Think about rebooting a frozen system (PC) or opening your windows to let stale air out. That is where we want to be in 2017. It does not necessarily have to be 20 or 30 minutes (If you can, good for you). At such times, close your eyes (if you can). Getting the most treasures out of your quiet time will involve Meditation, Praying (who says you cannot pray quietly and while sitting!), Singing softly or just simply be quiet (it’s called quiet time right?). Easy as it seems, it isn’t because not many of us can slow down; however, we need to revitalize so we do not break down. That is one treasure not to loose sight of in 2017.
- Your Health: I once heard someone say your body is your only ticket to remaining on planet Earth; how true and you don’t want to loose it in 2017. That entails love, love and more love for your body. But health is not restricted to only our bodies, right? Mental and Emotional health and stability are as important; you do not want to loose your mind while still living in a body. We can help our bodies, primarily through diet and exercise. Hit the Gym if you can but there are countless exercises you can do while sitting or standing and pressed for time. You can find some food ideas here. More to come. Emotional and mental health can be promoted by staying around positive people, doing away with habits that derogate your self worth and erode your self esteem. These require discipline. Read books if you can find the time. The Bible is a great start for Christians in 2017. Do something profitable for yourself and value-adding for others. Consistency is very key here. The fulfillment that come from this will be one of your best treasures in 2017.
So let the drums roll to a treasure-full and better you in 2017.