Working towards a better me
“…isn’t it nice to think that tomorrow is a new day with no mistakes in it yet?”
-L.M. Montgomery from Anne of Green Gables
So often when we come upon a new year, we think about what we dislike about ourselves, our habits, and our lives, and create resolutions to address them.
Bettering ourselves is a noble endeavor, but when the source of this effort is some form of self-loathing, I believe we’re doomed to fail. We look at what we want to purge, or abstain from, or remove from our lives, but at its core, this impulse is really a misplaced attempt to create something new. Diets are really about creating health and self-confidence. Curbing spending is about creating contentment within our means. Reducing screen time is about creating meaningful connection in the real world.
Unless we have a vision for the good we want to bring forth…
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