Month: December 2014

How a wish can change your life

At the end of every year people make wishes. They think of the past year and no matter if it was good or tough, the next one should be better. New year’s eve is not just one of 365 days of the year. It is the very last day. And so many people use it to make a big change in their lives, to start over or make resolutions to finally do something they always wanted but somehow never did.

New Year
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The tradition of hoping for a fresh start is very old. A new year symbolizes the beginning of something new. People want to make their lives (even) better. Making wishes let them feel to have the power of their own future. They can create it the way they want it to and this gives them the feeling that they have control over it.

Animals have instincts. But people have wishes which encourage them in their lives. They focus on things they want the most, and take actions to let their dreams come true. They want to improve their lives. And even though not all wishes become real, it’s always worth to have and dream them. But many people only make resolutions, and break them very soon and then feel disappointed. A wish should not only be made because it’s new year’s, it should be really taken seriously. That’s how a resolution makes sense and won’t end up in tears.

It doesn’t have to be new years eve to change something. Everyone can have dreams throughout the year. The start of a new one might be perfect to begin a new chapter of someone’s life. But this can be any day of the year, like the birthday. People want to stop bad habits, or just want to make more sports, live healthier. A new year can be a good motivation. Old bad habits can end like the year. The good thing is, that a new year causes people all over the world to think about their lives, think about the experiences they made, think about what was good and what was bad.

What are your wishes and resolutions for the next year? Was 2014 a good or a tough one? To me, it was great. I traveled a lot, met amazing new people, and made many great experiences. It wasn’t all easy, and some bad things happened too, but overall, I liked 2014. I hope you had wonderful memories, too. Keep them. And if it was a hard year for you, I wish you all the best and hope next year will be better.

New Year 2015
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Happy new year 2015!!!

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Wrapped in happiness

Home. After working the whole year, Christmas is the holiday to spend at home with the loved ones. For most people it’s the only time to get with the family. And isn’t this the most precious gift of it all?

Christmas is the celebration of life. Jesus was born to save us all. Life is a miracle, and too often people take it for granted. Asking kids about their wishes they mostly want expensive toys. Well, it depends in which country kids are asked. Some go home, others wish they had a place to call home.

Mary gave birth to her son in a manger. There was no other place for them to be. She and Joseph were rejected, no one wanted them toChristmas welcome. But these days people do invite them to their homes and hearts. They give them a place to stay, and hopefully not only during the holidays.

All over the world people decorate their houses, bake cookies, listening and singing Christmas carols. All is jolly, colorful and bright. The Mexicans pray and dress their baby Jesus to celebrate his birth. A town in Germany created a Facebook page for a Mary statue. During the day Mary sits in the manger, but in the evening someone can take her home where she spends the night. People can apply on her Facebook, and if they’re lucky (because there are more people who want her to be in their homes, than there are days before Christmas) they can take her home. So every night Mary is somewhere else.

Christmas is about life, and happiness. Time to spend with the family is very rare these days. Most wish the can come home for Christmas, so they can have dinner with the entire family. Going to the church is also part of the holiday tradition in almost every country.

Though it is still a week until Christmas, I wish you all MERRY CHRISTMAS! Have jolly, wonderful and blessed holidays with your loved ones!!! XO – Sanny

How do you spend the holidays? What do you do to get into the Christmas spirit? What’s on your wish list this year? Please leave a comment, and let me know.