10 …9 …8 …7 …6 …5 …4 …3 …2 …1 …HAPPY NEW YEAR!!!!!! This once-a-year 10-second countdown is filled with hope and excitement of what the New Year will bring. Resolutions have been made and we are given a clean slate to make changes in the upcoming year. This new beginning, new outlook is empowering.
I have never made a New Year’s Resolution, but rather have Life Resolutions. I have lived with PKD two-thirds of my life and was on death’s doorstep when everyone was ringing in the new year of 2002. I believe those with PKD have a special light within them that shines brighter than most. My life resolutions that I plan to continue to uphold are: show my gratefulness for each healthy day by living every day with positivity and purpose; strive to be the best person, wife, daughter and friend; continue to volunteer and use my first-hand knowledge to educate and inspire; take the best care of myself and the beautiful gift of life I have been given; never stop setting high goals and reaching for my dreams; surround myself with positive energy; and strive to be the best “possibilitarian” I can be.
While living with a disease such as PKD, I have learned the value of time. Every morning when I open my eyes, I strive to start my day like the 10-second countdown to a new year; filled with hope and excitement of what the new day will bring. For each new day is a new beginning in which we can choose to have a new outlook, one filled with positivity.
I would love to hear and encourage you to share your New Year’s Resolutions and Life Resolutions so we can all learn and be inspired by each other.
Happy New Year!!! Happy New Day!!!