Happy New Year.

The conventional Happy New Year approach is to
think of the New Year as something that happens
outside ourselves.  It is a good luck wish that
the New Year, in some magical way, will bring us
our heart’s desire.  We look to the New Year to
make us happy.

When we expect happiness to come to us from
the outside we are usually disappointed. 
Happiness is not guaranteed by sunny weather, a
raise in pay, a new car, a beautiful home or
anything else of a material nature.  External
things are often possessed by very unhappy people.

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Happiness
does not come out of a New Year; it comes out of
men and women.  Life does not change when we hang a
new calendar on the wall or when the clock strikes
midnight and a New Year begins.  The only way life
will change for us is when we change ourselves.

The source of happiness is not in events
happening outside of us; the source of happiness
is within us.  We cannot control the outside
world but we can control our own thoughts and
emotions.  All true happiness is an inner
experience.

There is a new phrase to speak to each other as we
face the adventure of a New Year. . . “Happy New
You!”

The way to make the New Year the
best year of your life is to look to yourself,
not to the year, for your happiness. . . .

To realize that happiness does not depend on the birth of a New Year, but on the birth of a New You.

To know that the months, weeks, days, hours
and minutes of the New Year are empty until you
fill them with happiness.

To face the fact that time is dead
until you give it life, and that your happiness
depends on the quality of life you give it.

Happy New You!

By Wilferd Peterson. CataratasAngel

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