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New Year, Christmas, Life Presents a Present

You have the chance every year to be what you want to be.

It is no accident that the end of the year and the birth of a child on December 25th years ago are within a few days of each other. It is also no accident that we see it all under the same moon wherever you happen to be in the world. It is the ties that bind, it is what makes us who we are and who we want to be. It is the time to be the best and the worst of who we are.

You have the chance every year to be what you want to be.

Actually, it is every day. Life is a gift and some of us do not see it that way. If we only see what we are now, we cannot see what we can be soon. It is not our fault, we have been conditioned to see what we see and believe only that. Tragedy to be sure, but there are people who have the strength and desire to see what is possible, even if it is not in front of them.

How we live and what we believe are the colours of the pallet of life.

It is born to us to do great things and be great people. Another time and place and who knows what we may have believed or know and what we would have become. It is our destiny to live out the lives we have within the world we know. We are able to change that world if we want to and some of us do. People rise above great tragedy some have to conquer illness and disease. Others struggle with poverty and the fear of not having a safety net. The safety net is good in some cases, but for most of us, it is the reason that we accept life as it is without challenging the status quo.

Holidays can bring out the best in people and the worst in people. Celebrating alone is a challenge for those of us who are alone. It is hard to feel jolly and bright when you remember the times that you were not alone and also that you are alone. It sucks. Fast forward to the New Year and once again, most of us make resolutions to start off the year in better shape. By the second week, we have broken them, forgotten them, or just given up hope.

This is the time to get it and do it right. We are all part of a bigger circle.

We are not alone when we understand that you see what I see when we look up at the sky at night. We have commonality due to being a part of a life that is made of a force that created life as we know it.

This is not about religion it is about the realization that there are ties that bind everyone on earth together as one family. If we were all smart enough, we would use this tie to make the world a stronger place and a greater home for everyone. Instead we have wars, killing people taking lives like it is a video game. What a sad state of affairs for people who are supposed to be smart. We can put a man on the moon and make a baby in a dish but we cannot figure out how to collaboratively live and be together on the same planet.

Take the present this year and make it the year you get it. You are only able to change you but if you do, and others do also, then the change is upon us and the present is a greater hope for our presence on this Earth. One step for mankind this time around is the hope for a brighter future with people who want to be a part of a Community. Love your life, be your life and see the life you want happen.

Happy Holidays and Stay safe.

Diane Makarowski

Life Coach, Columnist, Author, Motivational Speaker

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