I said to someone the other day “You be you in ’22!” (… I thought I was so clever. I’m sure someone else had already said it.) Made me think - “you be you”? Basically, follow your own path … claim your mistakes and roll around in them to truly understand and appreciate your shortcomings. And then don’t make them again. Really, only by living your life to the fullest can you understand what TO DO and what NOT TO DO. Repeat the good stuff and stop doing the other stuff. It’s that simple.
With this in mind, I thought of what makes me tick and rock ‘n’ roll. I should do more of “that” -- whatever “that” is. I celebrated this epiphany last night with cookies.
The hard part comes from figuring out what is good and what is bad. At my advanced age, I’m thinking that activities/foods/behaviors that make me healthier (physically, mentally and spiritually) should be on the good list. Did I say this was simple? - it’s really not. It’s hard. My dad used to tell me that if you want an excuse not to do something, any excuse will do. It’s not about time … or cost … or lack of whatever …
Within Iowa Specialty Hospitals and Clinics, we have examples of people changing their lives every day - through getting physically healthier or more education or doing really cool things within our communities. Let’s use this next 12 months to be better versions of ourselves - the time will pass anyway, might as well put it to good use.