I believe 2010 will be remembered as a year when everything began to change. There is a new collective common sense emerging that will increase in 2011 as Americans continue to face the reality of their economic situations. As we wake up we will also begin to discover the beauty of responsible living, neighborliness, and thrift, which will at first seem daunting, but will be liberating over time.
January is a time for simplification and renewal after the extravagance and expansion of the holiday season. While January is typically viewed as a difficult month, it does not have to be that way if we embrace the proper attitude, which is to start the new year with a productivity surge. Now is the time to set priorities for the coming year and get going! January is a time for working after relaxing and playing in December.
So, find gratitude for the family, friendship, and the grounding traditions of the holiday season and get yourself motivated for 2011. Today is the first day of the rest of your life. Carpe Diem!