(Happy New Year Heart - Flickr)
(Happy Children - Flickr)
(Flattop341 - Flickr)
Finally, you get to christen your new Saturday cartoon show-themed lunch box and open your pencil case, this one's in the shape of the United States map, and filled with freshly sharpened #2 and a rainbow of coloring pencils. You're feeling so good, you could probably draw a rainbow from school to home, if you were allowed.
(Colored Pencils - Flickr)
(Buck Rogers Lunch Box - Flickr)
So, go on... give them a chartreuse face-lift with a new attitude, apply sage green to a fresh approach, add sunflower yellow by way of a positive outlook. Give your new-found power a shot of sienna orange. You know you can't have power where there's a pocket-full-of-pity... right?
Start today... don't procrastinate... don't daydream... step away from the La-Z-Boy... drop that remote... put the Dove Bar back in the freezer. You can veg out for a moment after you reach a few of your goals, then back to work you go.
Make your dreams happen or at least begin the journey. Just Do It! Go for the Gold! Feel the Burn! Use whatever Madison Avenue sales pitch that'll motivate you to take active steps toward living a fulfilling life. But remember this, to be blessed starts with being a blessing.
So as you write your book, start that music demo, script that movie, plan your wedding, launch a new web copwriting business or navigate a move overseas--don't forget to lend a hand to a person in need.
Give an encouraging word to a friend or or even a stranger who has lost hope. Take a couple bags of groceries over to a neighbor who just lost her job.
(Mother and Child Hearts - Flickr)
Offer gratis babysitting hours to a struggling single parent, sole breadwinner of three, studying part-time for a degree.
A need can be on the other side of your backyard fence or on the other side of the world. As your dreams start to come true, look over your shoulder to see if somebody needs a hand to reach theirs.
(Tomato Basket - Flickr)