New year gives each and everyone of us a chance to live a new life. We need not necessarily change the way we live it but it gives us an opportunity to improve and be better, for ourselves and for our loved ones.
I am never good at keeping resolutions thus I refrain from making a new year’s list. That is why I would like to start (and finish) this Project 365: Blessings and Joy. So what is it? I don’t want to impose on myself some daunting tasks that I know I couldn’t achieve. Rather, I am looking at realistic ways to document everyday happenings that gives me joy and blessings and be a source of it myself. Hopefully, at the end of the 365 days, this project will help build my character, help me (re)discover myself, and help me value what I have.
So, here goes my Project 365:
1. The Happiness Project.
One sentence a day is all it needs to keep memories vivid. It may not be much as I go along but at the end of the year, it should be a great record of what happened throughout 2014. This journal shall be my witness this year.
2. Daily Devotion.
As a Christian, this is a must and I am ashamed to say that I am not doing it. So this year, I would like to begin my life anew and build my relationship with Christ through daily devotion and Bible reading.
This will be a record of simple joys and blessings received everyday, whether it be a photo, video, poem or lines uttered. This I shall start – to keep me grounded, to help remember that everyday occurrences, no matter how trivial, should be cherished and that there is always a reason for me to be thankful and happy despite the grey clouds.
So, Happy 2014 to everyone. Let us help each other live a life full of joy and blessing. Be a blessing and a source of joy to those around you! I hope I will be the same to you. Oh, and don’t forget, Love is essential – don’t forget to put it in the mix.