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Some Inspiration for the NEW YEAR



I love this time of year.  Everything is fresh and new like a brand new paint canvas.  At the beginning of every New Year we do not know what the painting will turn out like.  It is all an inspirational Idea.

Here are some Inspirational items I would like to pass along at the beginning of 2017.

 
The Next Items are from a Slideshow I saw online – these are my favorites:
 
I love what Mark Twain inspires:
 
Most of us do not think of ourselves are writers, BUT:
 
Put your sports shoes on and get ready to LEAP:
 
Here is to all the Good Mistakes in 2017:
 
Goals are helpful:
 
Character is More than a Word:
 
Your Joy comes from Within:
 
I love what one author wrote concerning Resolutions vs. Mantras:
While some people may confuse New Year’s Resolutions with new Mantras, the two are very different.  Resolutions are more of declarations of action you will be making in the New Year, whereas Mantras explore how you are going to change your thought process when handling certain situations and issues life throws to you.  Here are a few inspirational sayings that can serves as Mantras for 2017!!
“The will to win, the desire to succeed, the urge to reach your full potential… these are the keys that will unlock the door to personal excellence.”
“Success is no accident.  It is hard work, perseverance, learning, studying, sacrifice and most of all, love of what you are doing or learning to do.”
 “Success is not the key to Happiness.  Happiness is the key to Success.  If you love what you are doing, you will be successful.”
 “The only way that we can live, is if we grow.  The only way that we can grow is if we change.  The only way we can change is if we learn.  The only way we can learn is if we are exposed.  And the only way we can become exposed is if we throw ourselves out into the open.  Do it.  Throw Yourself.”
“We all make mistakes, have struggles, and even regret things in our past.  But you are not your mistakes, you are not your struggles, and you are here NOW with the power to shape your day and your future.”
 
“Those who overcome great challenges will be changed, and often in unexpected ways.  For our struggles enter our lives as unwelcome guests, but they bring valuable gifts.  And once the pain subsides, the gifts remain.  These gifts are life’s true treasures, bought at great price, but cannot be acquired in any other way.”
 
“Every great dream begins with a dreamer.  Always remember, you have within you the strength, the patience, and the passion to reach for the stars to change the world.”
 
Consider sharing any or all of these inspiration quotes and ideas with your students.  It helps make a great start to a New Year and refocused your students on how they can create the 2017 they want for themselves.
 
The Healthy Mind Curriculum wishes all the best in the New Year.  May you all find new dreams and hopes to work to attain.  I hope this list of inspirational thoughts and mantras will stay in your minds throughout the coming year.