I hope you were able to take an inventory, so to speak, of your year 2012. It may seem an unnerving task - rather like going to the dentist. However, life is more often filled with good acts given and received. We can rediscover ourselves as we tally up the past year. You probably won some challenges and saw others as less rewarding. Both were opportunities to learning and succeed.
So, start tallying. You've accomplished more than you might expect. If you weren't shredded by a tornado or flooded by hurricane Sandy and survived the most recent 'End of the World' scare, you can top your list with these three blessings. Certainly giving your old neighbor a ride, volunteering for a charitable organization, and donating time, energy, money or expertise counts.
Be sure to give yourself credit for your Random Acts of Kindness. They are my favorite. They kinda take the bitter edge off having done something stupid. I seem to do a lot of stupid acts, like throwing the wrong bag of stuff in the garbage or dropping a check in the mailbox - sans an envelope, but paying the fast food lunch tab of the guy behind me at the drive-thru made me feel good.
Inventories are only valuable when put to good use. You add up all the things you have enjoyed, survived, conquered, appreciated and learned in 2012 so you see clearly what to improve, to eliminate or to accomplish. Now is the time to invest in your self with your 2013 New Year's Resolutions.
Nancy yTe \