bringing in 2015 / by Maranie Staab

as we all get ready to bring in the new year tonight i know that many of us have spent some time reflecting on the past year as well as looking forward to the one to come. i was doing a bit of this myself when i came upon this quote that i thought was appropriate for bringing in a new year with the best possible frame of mind. 

we will have expectations, plans and hopes for 2015 and while some of these will come to fruition many may not. but this is life and we are all so incredibly blessed -- more than we may even realize. so, at the risk of being too emphatic, i challenge each of us to make 2015 our best year yet -- do good for yourself, do good for others and in spite of it all, do not lose perspective and forget that the gift is life itself. 

“Life is an opportunity, benefit from it.
Life is beauty, admire it.
Life is a dream, realize it.
Life is a challenge, meet it.
Life is a duty, complete it.
Life is a game, play it.
Life is a promise, fulfill it.
Life is sorrow, overcome it.
Life is a song, sing it.
Life is a struggle, accept it.
Life is a tragedy, confront it.
Life is an adventure, dare it.
Life is luck, make it.
Life is too precious, do not destroy it.
Life is life, fight for it.” 
― Mother Teresa