Choose to Make It a Happy New Year

I love New Year’s Day. Next to Thanksgiving, it is probably my favorite holiday – especially now that I am of an age when I awaken without a hangover. 🙂 I love being an adult. That’s right. I said it. :O Despite the responsibilities, stresses and physical changes, LIFE IS GOOD! 🙂

I have started the year as I wanted: with wonderful friends and followed by a good night’s sleep. I can’t remember when I got a full eight hours of sleep. It might have been Thanksgiving. Perhaps that is one of the reasons I love that holiday, too. Ah! Simple pleasures… 😉

I arose this New Year’s Day to sunshine, spring-like weather and a peaceful city. I am enjoying a cup of Kona coffee, compliments of my sister in Maui. I have cards and messages from loved ones worldwide. I am so fortunate; my heart is full of light, love and hope for another extraordinary year of adventure, fun and success. Last year, of course, had its challenges and I know I am not immune. Yet I welcome those that push me forward beyond my human tendencies toward complacency. I want to be my best, and I accept that challenge is part of that process.

Although I want, like most people, to improve my financial situation in 2011, I am already wealthy. I have an abundance of love, work and people who want the best for me. (I bet you do, too. :)) I don’t necessarily have an abundance of money, but I have what I believe Lynne Twist calls “abundant sufficiency” in TheSoulofMoney. I might have an abundance of student loans, credit card debt, unfinished home repairs to make, etc., but I somehow always have just what I need. I take care of my daily responsibilities (e.g., maintaining and nurturing my body, my home, my law practice, my opportunities, and my given and chosen families). The rest seems to come together like magic. 🙂 Whether by some divine order or not, something I don’t understand provides for me and allows me to give to others in a beautiful cycle of spiritual life. I trust this cycle, maybe naively, but that is my choice.

I choose this life.

I choose the opportunities that enhance it.

I even choose the challenges that give me new knowledge, experience and wisdom.

I choose an exceptional 2011 and look forward to sharing it with you.

Best of luck!

Nance 🙂

Nance L. Schick, Esq. is a mediator, and conflict resolution coach based in New York City, where she works with creative professionals, entrepreneurs, human resources professionals, labor managers, risk managers, and executives to generate results beyond the boundaries of their imaginations. She is committed to creating a unified human race by empowering people to have lives they forgot were possible.