Fear less, hope more; eat less, chew more; whine less, breathe more; talk less, say more; hate less, love more; and all good things are yours. -Swedish Proverb.Interestingly enough, I saw this quote at someone's house; each part was neatly stenciled on each tier of a wooden staircase where the top stair started with "Fear less, hope more."
I was instantly drawn to this saying and within the last few weeks, I decided to make this my New Year's Resolution. Lately my days have been fearful...I find that I worry obsessively over both big and small things--things I can't control. I also spend too much time rushing around frantically to get things done. Instead of savoring moments, I find that I forget everything (even things that were done a minute ago) because I live in this perpetual "to-do list" fog.
This year, I'm doing what this proverb suggests--I'm changing my worry to hope; I'm savoring moments by looking at quality instead of quantity, and I'm loving more. It won't be easy, but when I'm worrying or rushing around, my goal is to stop myself and change course. After all, how can I be happy if I'm too busy worrying? How can I enjoy life, if I'm too busy rushing through each day?
I wish all of my beloved family and friends a very Happy, Healthy, and Prosperous New Year. To all, may you "live every moment, laugh every day, and love beyond words" (another favorite quote of mine). What's your New Year's Resolution?