Each day the sun rises and sets, our hopes are refreshed with potential, and our eyes are enlightened with new possibilities. At midnight, we are allotted another regiment of 86,400 seconds for each new day. What to do with them?
Colgate.com reports it takes the average person about 120 seconds to brush their teeth. Just as you cleanse your mouth with mint daily, begin each day in this new year by inserting positive affirmations and visions into your hope-filled year. Add pursed-lip breathing or diaphragmatic breathing into your 120 seconds. Research shows it helps relieve shortness of breath and causes general relaxation. As this new year takes off, utilize those 120 seconds each day to meditate and envision your HOPES and desires for 2016.
What does 2016 have in store for you? Are you making resolutions that you will break by January 31? Each year is a gift. A new beginning. What do you want? Is it more quality time with family? More time at work doing the things that make you feel good about your accomplishments? Or is it a combination of the two? My HOPE for you is that you reach each and every one of your goals. Take a few moments each day to sit in solitude. Rejuvenating your soul and spirit is easy and it won’t cost a thing. Medical experts say relaxation techniques are a great way to help with stress management.
The meaning of hope is to desire with expectation of obtainment; to expect with confidence. This new year, allow our hope to beget your hope. As this new year begins, we submit the above proposal to you for your next 365 days. Every day take that 120 seconds (2 minutes) to ignite your hope. In order to help other people evolve, the process must begin with you. Move forward with your hopes and desires in 2016. Each breath, each meditative getaway and opportunity for gratitude is the force each of us needs to manifest that “ living hope.” This is your year and this is your time. Let hope arise from within in each breath you take and release.
2016 HOPE Affirmation
“The entire universe is collaborating and conspiring to prosper my hopes right now!”
David D. Robertson is a public speaker, educator, writer and the mastermind behind the successful “H.O.P.E. Is...” movement. He provides a voice through an array of avenues leading back to one path—the path of Hope. Learn more at hopeis.us.