Welcome the New Year with Joy And Gratitude!

I welcome the New Year with joy and gratitude!

The New Year is a magical time. It is a time for reflection and rebirth. A new year is cause for much sharing gratitude with friends along with  joy and celebration!

The fresh start of a new year is an exciting opportunity to improve and become more than I am. It is a chance for reinvention and abundant happiness.

To have great joy, I open my mind and my heart to what the New Year will bring. I avoid fearing the change that the ending of one year offers. I welcome change because it allows for growth. Change keeps things interesting and eventful. I find excitement and joy in every new experience.

Gratitude-TreeThe New Year provides me with an opportunity for reflection and growth. Each day provides that, but the changing of a year is more significant. As I reflect on the New Year, I realize all of the joy the past year brought to me. I reflect on the past year’s challenges, as well as its moments of great gratitude, peace, and happiness.

It is these moments that I seek to experience again. The coming of a new year provides me with more chances for these peaceful, joyous moments.

Today, I embrace and welcome the joy the New Year will surely bring to me.

If you want to be a little more reflective, try answering these Self-Reflection Questions:

1. How can I make this New Year more joyous than the last one?
2. What can I do to bring more joy to others in the coming year? What about bringing more joy to myself?
3. How can I embrace the changes and challenges of the New Year and live a life filled with gratitude?

Be Well.
The Gr
atitude Guru


  1. GoalsLeadToSuccess on December 28, 2010 at 9:17 pm

    If only we experienced things as a child does. Melody, Sam, and I were walking in the woods and I told the two of them to stand next to the tree. They did and I took the picture.

    Then Melody turns around and kisses the tree and I caught that shot as well. I asked her why she was kissing the tree and she said, “Because I love this tree.” I asked, “Why?”

    “Because it is here and it makes me happy.”

  2. Kelly on December 29, 2010 at 11:48 am

    I love today’s post and picture with explanation. Children are so innocent and spontaneous. Being around them can make us feel young again. I am reflecting on this past year, the ups and downs, the things I’ve learned and what I’d like to concentrate on in the coming year. Thank you again for your words of encouragement!


  3. Menka on December 29, 2010 at 9:37 pm

    Picture itself is speaking well, it is a more then beautiful to see it. Thank you Paul.

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