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Monday, December 31, 2007

Preparing for the New Year

An important part of preparing for the New Year is to review the past year and to learn from it.…

I learned many lessons this year and I know I still have a lot to learn. What about you?

Reflect upon what you did, how you felt, what you liked, what you didn’t and what you learned.

Here are some questions useful for reflection:

What did I learn?
What did I accomplish?
What would I have done differently?
What were the most significant events of the year past?
What did I do right?
What do I feel especially good about?
What was my greatest contribution?
What were my biggest challenges/difficulties?
What am I particularly grateful for?

"An optimist stays up until midnight to see the new year in. A pessimist stays up to make sure the old year leaves." - Bill Vaughan

Do not look forward to the New Year for a new start on old habits but rather examine your actions and deeds.

May we find out what matters most so that we can do better in the year to come.

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19 comments:

Titania Starlight said...

Hi Sam,
I wanted to stop by to wish you a happy 2008.
I reflected upon 2007 with mixed feelings. It seems as if our family experienced an accumulation of tribulations at the very end. But that is okay. It is all apart of learning and growing.

I do have many things to be grateful for but in all honesty I am very much looking forward to 2008 to continue learning and to enjoy "being". Life and living is what it is all about.

See you next year. :o)

Blessings,
Tawnya

FL Sam said...

Happy New Year to you and family. Thanks for always sharing your wisdom. Wish you have another wonderful year. :)

amiey said...

hi sam .good opinion. we must alwyas use the power of reflection.
exspecialy before we go to bed write and think what we have done all day good or bad just for gude to improve our life to be better and better. nice to share knowledge with you.

A Week In The life of A Redhead said...

Happy New Year.

Hey, I lived.

Catherine, the redhead

WaterLearner said...

Hi Sam,

A good post to say goodbye to 2007 and to welcome 2008!!

May it be yet another good year ahead. Thanks for your friendship and support to my humble site for this year. I really appreciate you many kind and honest comments.

I know you are contemplating blogging less or even not blogging at all. I respect whatever decision that you ultimately make. But as long as your good site stands, you can be assured of visit clicks from me.

Happy New Year to Sam & your lovely family!

"Grow Old Along with Me.
The Best is Yet to be.

JesseTheCat said...

Hi Sam...I truly hope that I have learned a lot this year,though it feels as if I havent! I know I am just at the bottom rung and have so many lessons and challenges.lol.Still,I guess that is what makes this life worthwhile...and the lessons never end.
I apologise for not answering the comments you left on my blog,Sam...I was away for a quick trip and just returned.Trying to catch up now. :)
Have an amazing New Year Celebration..love to you,and your family, ...have fun,be safe,be happy and be loved always !! Thanks again for all your friendship and support online.Regards...Jesse

J@n!ce said...

Sam, HAPPY NEW YEAR to you too.

May you have a joyful spirit, healthy body & heart full of LOVE this New Year.

Happy 2008 :)

Henry Chiah said...

Happy New Year to you too - www.henrychiah.com

surjit said...

Hi Sam,
Thanks for your Greetings and good wishes.I have learnt a lot from your inspirational posts and comments.
It is indeed a privilige to be associated with you.
My best wishes to you and your family for all times to come.
God bless.

Sam Chan said...

Hi Tawnya,

Thanks for the wishes.

May more blessings shower on you and your loves one.

Sam Chan said...

Hi Sam,

Yup, may we all have another wonderful year. Thank you.

Blessings to you and your family.

Sam Chan said...

Hi Amiey,

Thanks for adding your words of wisdom.

Have a wonderful day!

Sam Chan said...

Hi Catherine,

Thanks for the wishes.
Happy New Year to you and your family.

Blessings

Sam Chan said...

Hi Karen,

Love your tag line: "Grow Old Along with Me. The Best is Yet to be."

Thanks for being one of my blog buddies and the continuous support you gave! Well, with so much encouragement from everybody, I believe I have to press on and continue blogging :)

Happy New Year 2008.

Blessings to you, Karen.

Sam Chan said...

Hi Jesse,

Well, apology is not necessary! :)

I understand that it is tedious responding to every comments and yet we know it is something that we ought to do.

Thanks for being one of my blog buddies!

Lots of love and Many blessings to you and your family!

Sam Chan said...

Hi Janice,

Thanks for the wishes!
May More Blessings shower upon you and your loves one.

Blessings

Sam Chan said...

Thanks Henry!
Happy New Year.

Blessings to you and your family.

Sam Chan said...

Hi Surjit,

I too learned a lot from you. Thanks for your friendship and continuous support.

Blessings to you, Surjit.

hemorroides said...

Happy New Year to you and family. Thanks for always sharing your wisdom. Wish you have another wonderful year