New Year, new you

By Josefina Gabriel/

A new thing is just a good thing to have in life. Someone can have a new born baby and this will bring a very big joy in the house. Or someone can have a new job and be joyful for that.

There are lots of things people can have which can bring joy into their lives: new day, new clothes, a new car, house, cell phone, new relationship; all these can bring joy to the heart because they are new things.

So new things are just good things to have because they give promise to a better life ahead. This is why we are all celebrating the new year, a new month, new week, new day and renewed sense of our destinies.

However with this new year you need to have new things to enter it with if you want this year to create a new you. You need a new mindset, new heart, strength but not weakness and laziness, stand against doubts, insecurity, fear and low self-esteem.

You can do less than more of these: talk less, complaining less, worry less. But have more of these: more hope, start believing, hate no one and love more.

Therefore this ‘New Year’ must be the time to bid farewell to the old year and welcome the coming year with hope and expectation, and most importantly to also bid farewell to the old you and welcome the new you.

A year of bitter-sweet memories has passed, may the New Year bring immense joy and fun to your life. May you reach new heights of success in the coming 12 months as you take them one at a time.

– Josefina Gabriel is a motivational writer, devout Christian and author of the book “Listen to your heart” published in 2022.