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New Year’s Resolutions for 2016 {and a Note from Our Editor}

by Jennifer Tripucka
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Last year, I wrote an article about New Year’s Eve resolutions in The Digest.


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However, after writing that {and whole-heartedly believing/wanting to follow through with some of the resolutions}, I came across a Facebook post that a friend shared that really struck a cord with me, and decided to share it with you. Here it is:


We convince ourselves that life will be better after we attain things, get a boyfriend, buy a house, move in with our significant other.

We think that we’ll be happy once the holidays are here or summer is here and the weather is nicer.

Perhaps we’ll be happy once we get married, have kids, or get a dog {Editor’s note: actually the last one is a guarantee}.

Then we are frustrated that the kids aren’t old enough, and we’ll be more content when they are.

After that, we’re frustrated that we have teenagers to deal with.

We will certainly be happy when they are out of that stage.

We tell ourselves that our life will be complete when our partner gets his or her act together when we get a nicer car, are able to go on a nice holiday, when we retire.

The truth is, there’s no better time to be happy than right now. If not now, when?

Your life will always be filled with challenges.

It’s best to admit this to yourself and decide to be happy anyway.

A quote comes from Alfred D. Souza. He said,

“For a long time it had seemed to me that life was about to begin – real life. But there was always some obstacle in the way, something to be gotten through first, some unfinished business, time still to be served, or a debt to be paid. Then life would begin. At last it dawned on me that these obstacles were my life.”

There is no way to happiness. Happiness is the way. Stop waiting until you lose ten pounds, until you gain ten pounds, until you have kids, until your kids leave the house, until you start work, until you retire, until you get married, until you get divorced, until Friday night, until Sunday morning, until you get a new car or home, until your car or home is paid off, until spring, until summer, until winter, until your song comes on, until you’ve had a drink…. there is no better time than right now to be happy.




On to the next adventure in the New Year, Hoboken! But, here’s to an amazing {right} now.

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