It is New Years eve… Night of fireworks… Night of champagne… Night of merriment, celebration… Kissing your loved ones at midnight… Out with the old, in with the new… Singing Auld Lang Syne and not knowing any of the other verses…
So I have crawled out of the festive season self-hypnotic haze of blurred days (daze?) to write my last blog post of 2009… Yes indeed, it is that time of the year when so many of us make promises to ourselves and to others that we rarely ever keep! These so-called “New Year’s Resolutions” sound good when we make them but, all too often, we ignore them and they are forgotten by February.
You know those familiar refrains – I will lose weight. I will quit smoking. I will call my Elderly relative at least once a week. I will learn to play golf/musical instrument etc. And the list goes on. (Those of you that know me, know that I purposely used al that negative language to phrase the ones that are destined to fail – as per my self-hypnosis book)
How about you do something different this year? How about making a New Year’s Resolution you plan to keep! Why not commit to making love your New Year’s Resolution?
“Has Adam taken a long drive back to the 60s? Is he going to start telling us to make love not war and wear flowered clothing?”
Not at all. Though they are not bad ideas to install in anyone. What I am suggesting is that you make a commitment to tell someone you deeply love that you really love them – and that you will say it several times every day in 2010!
Make this the year you promise to never commit the egregious sin of saying, “Oh, I don’t need to tell her (him) I love you. They know I love them.” Wrong! If you love someone you must tell them everyday. You must tell them how important they are in your life. You cannot possibly love someone with all your heart and all your soul and not tell them everyday of your life. It is simply not possible.
Research shows many things from the lovebirds that have been interviewed over the years, and one thing is certain – people in love say so! They tell each other every day! They shout it to the stars each day. To be in love – to be truly in love – is to tell the one you love that you love them every day of your life. To do less is to diminish your love for them.
What’s more, commit to loving yourself – tell yourself that you love you. Learn self-hypnosis, learn to be intimate with yourself, learn to develop your relationship with yourself and make 2010 a year that you have a hypnosis love affair with yourself!
So, friends and readers, when you start making your New Year’s Resolutions this year, start with love. After love, all things are possible. Make love your New Year’s Resolution… Yeah, I know, you thought I was going to bang on about stopping smoking and setting goals and so on…
Instead, I am going to end this year by offering up some wisdom to usher in 2010. In keeping with the way I work and illustrate my own theories and ideas, I am today turning to some memorable quotes of past and present pop culture luminaries, offered here with a New Years Eve twist.
“And that’s the way it is.” (Run DMC) This year is over, new opportunities await, no point dwelling too much on the past, eh?
“E.T. phone home.” (E.T. The Extraterrestrial) Stay in touch with those who care for you and who you care about, and tell someone you love that you love them! Did I mention that already today?
“Get busy living or get busy dying.” (Red from The Shawshank Redemption) Make good choices, make the most of each day, treat each day like a fabulous opportunity.
“Good to the last drop.” (Maxwell House Coffee Advertisement) Appreciation and gratitude are virtues, enjoy each and every taste of life that you can!
“How you doing?” (Joey Tribbiani from Friends) Take inventory…regularly. Yes, take stock of those around you… 😉
“I have a dream.” (Martin Luther King,Jr.) Dare to imagine, go for your dreams, reach out a bit, step out of the safety of obscurity.
“I’ll be back.” (Arnie Schwarzenegger in Terminator) Do better, be better, love better… Keep going… I suppose this could also be seen as one of those quotes that tells you that each supposed ‘failure’ just be treated as an opportunity to be better in some way.
“Just do it.” (Nike tagline) Stop procrastination, get on with it, take action… If you are going to set goals, then take action to do them.
“Live long and prosper.” (Mr. Spock from Star Trek-TOS) Life is a gift, wish others the very best with their gift too.
“Thanks for the memories.” (Comedian Bob Hope) Honour the memory and lives of those who have passed.
“Yada yada yada.” (Elaine from Seinfeld) Much around us is noise and distraction…focus on what is important.
Thanks to everyone who touched my life this year, thanks to all of you who read the things I write and for making this year another great one. It has been a truly tremendous decade. The year ahead is certain to be better, I am going to make sure of it… And as for the next decade… I can only dream right now… 🙂
Have a fabulous New Year, I send you my very best wishes… I’ll be back Next Year.
Happy New Year Adam…
Hope you have a great one.
You too Brian 🙂
Totally agree with the ‘love’ stuff…ahh, I’m an old hippy a heart! 😉
Truly, though, I believe in the importance of saying it, meaning it, showing it…always have done, and hopefully those I love would agree that it works. I’ve also raised my 3 children on that philosophy, so in years to come they’ll teach their children too…
Wishing you and Katie the happiest of new years, and hope all your dreams come true!
Have a great decade!
Happy New Year, Adam.
Best wishes to you and your family for 2010. You’ve inspired me this year and I thank you for it.
Thank you Marty, Krishnan and Clare – Happy New Year to you!