I wish you a Happy New You. First, a New You in charge of your fitness, health, and well-being. A New You in charge of your success as well as your failure.A New You who is in charge to better yourself by setting specific goals and acting in such a way for those goals to become real, and to live the life you’ve always wanted for you, your loved ones, and the betterment of humanity.
I prefer to wish you a Happy New You than a Happy New Year understanding that you can not act against the passing of time which is the mechanics of the universe through the rotation and revolution of the earth around the sun.
A year is just a number to measure time. It’s in fact 365 days and each day is 24 hours. In 24 hours, the earth turns around the sun while revolving around itself. This how we have the new year and the new seasons. This has been before us and will continue after us.
On the other hand, you and I have the ability to mark our passage and to change our life by adjusting our attitude, controlling our habits.
We are more than these mechanics. This the moment to reflect on some questions we may ask ourselves: what’s being Happy?
Plato, Aristotle, and modern philosophers such as William James ans Santayana agree that the “aim of life is happiness”. We may differ on the source of happiness, but as beauty, we recognize, we feel it when we see it, when we live it.
Just think, reflect, and ponder. As Henry David Thoreau did 150 years ago. Reflecting on life issues in the wood at Walden Pond, in Concord, Massachusetts, Thoreau observed , “Most men lead lives of quiet desperation”.
This is the question I am sharing with you today. What is your source of happiness to have a happy new year? Are you fully alive living the life you’ve always wanted? Or are you living in a quiet despair?
Happy New You.