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Happy (and Delightful) New Year!

Updated on July 8, 2019
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Making sense of life and all of its trauma and sharing some of my thoughts and experiences along the way!

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New Year Traditions

New Year traditions vary around the world. In America, traditions and festivities vary widely from attending church to partying in bars, houses, or streets (as in the case of New York Times Square). I have personally participated in a variety of activities including church and parties over the course of the new years past.

In anticipation of 2013, I chose to stay warm in cozy in my house (aka "Club Tweezy") by myself and make yet another "crazy lady in a robe singing gospel music" video (you can check more of them out here) because that's just how I roll right now!! I have been recording the videos with my phone, and while I was making this particular one, my brother called. I started to record it over, but then I just started thinking about all of the times that I had planned for something in my life to go one way but then something unforeseen happens to turn me in a different direction. Sometimes, the unforeseen events change life a little. Sometimes, they change life a lot. In any case, the only real choice we have is to figure out how to go on.

We will all undoubtedly be faced with many, many decisions in the new year just like we were in the old year. I hope that all of my family and friends stay safe and happy this new year and all the new years to come! I pray the blessings of the Lord to be upon your lives, and that you have the courage, wisdom, and strength to make the decisions that need to be made. I thank each and every one of you who have allowed me to be a part of your life in any way. Here's to another year, peeps! Let's rock it!!

Club Tweezy: In, Out, New Year, and Beyond

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Out for New Year one year!memy own picture i drew :)Club Tweezy
Out for New Year one year!
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Club Tweezy
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New Day, New Year (UPDATE: July 2019)

I could not even begin to tell you all of the ways my life has changed since I published this blog years ago. What I can tell you is that I have discovered that with each new day brings the possibility of a fresh new year of life and that it is easier to focus on each new day as it arrives - and sometimes each new moment as it arrives - than to focus on an entire year or to wait for the calendar to change in order to make a change. If you have ever heard the saying - "Today is the first day of the rest of your life" - then you at least have an idea of what I mean.

I have discovered that it is entirely unnecessary to wait for any particular day to decide to change my life. I have discovered that I can just wake up on any given day - and make a change that will better my health, my finances, my family, and my future. I can even make these changes right smack in the middle of the current day. There is no need - or benefit - in waiting to make a change that will secure success. I absolutely do not have to wait for the first day of a new calendar year to start exercising or eating healthy. I can make the decision to do that today!

You do not have to wait, either! If you made resolutions going into the new year and have stuck with them - congratulations! If you made resolutions going into the new year and have broken them - so what? There is no need to wait another year or month or even a day to resolve again to make a change. We are not guaranteed another year or even another moment, and we owe it to ourselves to take advantage of every moment we have to live our best lives! I encourage you to take today - take this moment - and think about whatever change you want to make and implement that change today! Then, in one year - no matter what the date is - you can look back and be so happy with your progress!

This content is accurate and true to the best of the author’s knowledge and is not meant to substitute for formal and individualized advice from a qualified professional.

© 2012 Tiffany Delite

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