What should our resolution for 2008 be?

By Aaron Berhane December 21, 2007 New Year’s Eve has always been a time for looking back at our past, and more importantly for most of us, look...

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By Aaron Berhane
December 21, 2007

New Year’s Eve has always been a time for looking back at our past, and more importantly for most of us, looking forward to the coming year. It’s a time to reflect on the changes we want to make in our lives. Now, let’s use this time to ask ourselves what changes we would like to incorporate in our journey during 2008.

If we have been involved in activities we don’t believe in simply because of social pressures, our conscience has felt the pain of living a lie. So we have to struggle to change our course. If we have been lacking self-confidence, it’s time to charge ourselves with courage. If we have been restricting our intellectual capacity and allowing others to manipulate us, we must now trigger our brains to wake up. If we have been mourning over the success of members of our community instead showing our delight, it’s time to change our negative attitudes.

In short, in 2008, let’s be a people of good spirit by casting aside our wicked behaviour of the previous year. We need to fill up our souls with a positive attitude, so that we can generate happiness in ourlives.

A change towards good is always good. We don’t need to continue with our bad behaviour; we can discard it right now. There is a great potential for negativity to be passed on to the next generation. If we have a timid personality, our children will not become brave. If we lack integrity, we won’t produce children who harmonize their words with their actions.

Every good or bad action starts with us. If we have a character that we are not proud of, let’s use New Year’s eve to motivate ourselves to change it. Let’s demonstrate integrity, fill ourselves up with a good spirit, cast away the ugly part of us, and set off on the journey of 2008 with a new beginning. Then when our sharp minds start to explore reality, and we become the masters of ourselves, we will be happy with life and satisfied with our work. So let’s resolve to be the masters of ourlives. Happy New Year!

Best regards,
Aaron

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