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Tips for a happy 2021

Fireworks at the Jefferson County Fairgrounds in Fairfield. (Image courtesy of Werner Elmker)
Fireworks at the Jefferson County Fairgrounds in Fairfield. (Image courtesy of Werner Elmker)

Let’s look forward to a bright and prosperous 2021. A new year awaits us, so let’s decide right here and now that 2021 will be a year of victory, healing and yes, even miracles.

Here are a few “resolutions” we all can make for the year:

Sing in the shower. Sing in the car. Sing to the radio. Never let a day go by without singing.

Think of better excuses when I don’t want to do something.

Wait 24 hours before I say something stupid. Ok, maybe 48 hours.

Wave more at people I don’t know.

Trust my “gut” more.

Give one compliment per day.

Treat others the way you would like to be treated.

Tell those special people in your life you love them.

Keep life as simple as possible.

Strive every day to be positive and enthusiastic.

Have a “game day” with friends and family once a month.

Never tell the same story at every get-together. This one will be hard!

Stop procrastinating. I’ll start next week, I think.

Forgive. Life is so much simpler when not holding grudges. And forgive yourself too.

Remember birthdays and send a card or call.

Stop blaming others when things don’t turn out.

Take full responsibility for you own life.

Stop thinking and expecting life to be fair. It isn’t.

Give compliments generously and mean them.

Visit your parents.

Understand that making resolutions are like having babies. Fun to make but hard to maintain!

John Sheda of Independence is minister at Living Water Church.

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