Write it on your heart that every day is the best day in the year.

Ralph Waldo Emerson

Everybody is starting out 2021 with renewed vigor. This is the year that we collectively wish is going to be better than the last. We’ve expressed it in our hearts, minds, and social media. Not even a calamity could stop our January 1st inertia! But yet, why does our resolve only seem to strengthen annually? Can’t we start at any time?

Absolutely. All it requires is faith in this emotion we call hope. From now on forth, have hope that the next decade, year, month, week, day, hour, minute, and even second is going to be the best. This isn’t about pessimism and stating that the current moment sucks. It’s about optimism and acknowledging that we have control over our lives to make them better.

To be clear, being optimistic is about hoping for the best. It is not about being happy all the time. Nor is it frivolously stating the glass is half full when it is also half empty. It’s about wanting that glass to be filled.

And once that purpose to see a better future dawns on us, we can deftly navigate the ups and downs life throws at us. As Viktor Frankl said “Those who have a ‘why’ to live, can bear with almost any ‘how’.”


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