my family are an eclectic bunch, religiously at least. on just one side of the family, we've got some orthodox jews, buddhists, and christian scientists. i, myself, am a recovering catholic school girl - plaid uniform, religion class textbook, and all. but i don't care what you're background or religion is, i want to wish you a happy new year and send out some thoughtful phrases i've recently picked up thanks to a very generous, insightful, and caring pal of mine via her gift of don miguel ruiz's "the four agreements".
i'm going to paraphrase here, and keep it short:
- be true to your word
- don't take anything personally
- never assume, ask questions
- be your best
though it sounds ridiculously simple, it's actually kind of hard to practice all 4 at the same time. well, nobody's perfect...and of course, the book breaks it down for you to easily digest. what i got out of it is to live a less cluttered, truthful, and aware life. cheers.