A new year has me reflecting on words that spark passion in me. Words that make me want to do better, be better, try harder…(yes…a word can do that for me!). Today I choose RISE.
When I think of the word rise, here’s what comes to mind:
- bread rising
- Jesus rising from the dead
- the phrase “rise up”
- people rising up against something
- a mountain peak rising against the horizon
- the phrase “rise and shine”
- my grandma saying “early to bed, early to rise, makes you healthy, wealthy and wise”
Every single one of these associations has a positive connection in my mind! I think of the freshness, the renewed energy, the promise that is associating with something rising, and that makes me think it is a perfect word for January! January is the rising of a new year, the sun has set on 2017 and nothing can be done to change it.
For me, as I have shared, my goal this year is mostly centered on building my business Your Mental Restoration in an effort of achieving my larger goal of helping others optimize their mental health. I see my role as being a hand that reaches down into the dust of the depression pit, into the chaos of an anxious mind and reaches through the brick walls of anger in an effort of helping even one person to have better mental health. I know that as I work on this goal, it will also propel me to naturally work on others; as we know that helping others is surefire way to help ones’ self!
I hope that you think of a way to help yourself rise against the strife that 2017 brought for so many. I hope that you create a vision that inspires you as a majestic mountaintop inspires many. I hope that you find habits that help you to rise and shine each morning much as the words my grandma shared with me have guided me.
Happy 2018! It’s not over yet so we can’t call it a loss, don’t dare have actions that make it seem like you think it already is!