Motivational Moments: New year resolutions

stockvault-2015-transparent165480The end of the year is approaching and it is almost time for us to make our “resolutions” as to how we will change or be a better person in the year to come. I won’t make resolutions this year; however I will focus on the HOPE of a better year for you and so many more people of the world. My hope is that everyone who is on a journey of self discover, finally realize that life is full of lessons. Everyone makes mistakes and sometimes you will fumble. But the key is to know that just because things aren’t working out the way you planned right now, doesn’t mean that you won’t reach your destination.

My hope is for those who are angry and feel as if there is no justice somehow peace finds you and comforts you. In this day and age, there are so many people praying for a country that really needs, “Liberty and Justice for ALL!” Not just for some, but for all of US!

I hope that the New Year brings in moments of pleasure for those who haven’t had a very pleasurable life. Pleasure comes in many forms and it varies for different individuals. Some find pleasure in the arms of loved ones, others in achieving goals, and then there are those who will find pleasure in just being able to be who they truly were born to be. Pleasure in finally being able to step out there on faith and move toward your greatness, is also what I hope for many with the New Year.

My final hope is that you are achieving all of the goals that you’ve worked so hard on throughout the year. I hope that you never give up and enjoy every moment of your journey, the good and the bad. I hope that I have been able to share with many my dreams and my goals and I hope that my writing touches hearts and minds. I hope you enjoy the rest of this year and I hope that you are looking forward to what’s next!

And as always, stay focused, stay determined, and keep striving for greatness.

Penny Jones-Richardson is a published author and life coach. She can be reached via her website at or email at

December 10, 2014
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