A Widow’s New Year 2018

If you choose to bring in the New Year by yourself than do it in style. Try a glass of champagne or wine with double buttered popcorn and a favorite movie. I suggest a motivational movie like: Sea Biscuit, Rocky, Apollo 13, Jerry Maguire, Chariots of Fire or go for a good comedy.

On the other hand, spending it with a few close friends or family members can be a good, positive way to start out the New Year. The choice is yours – stay in or go out are both good as long as you make the effort to start your year out in a positive, happy frame of mine.

Real Age doctors tell us that friends are good for our health. Dr. Oz calls them Vitamin “F” (for Friends) and counts them as priceless. Research shows that people in strong social circles have less depression and terminal strokes. Taking Vitamin “F” will help us be younger in attitude, adding years to our lives.

Ring in the year with some of your best friends. New Year’s Eve is the holiday where you spend time with the friends you care about the most and it’s also the holiday that’s most painful when you are by yourself.

Light every candle in the house, arrange your favorite flowers in vases and play a CD that’s made for dancing.

Now is the moment to appreciate what you still have. You’ve survived the year so fill your heart with hope and toast in a New Year in which your future has endless possibilities.

Whatever you choose to do, may you start this Year out with the love (both giving and receiving) of family and friends.

2 Responses

  1. Diane
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    Sitting down with my glass of wine and a bowl of chili.

    Repaired the wood stove damper and cleared the ice dams off of my roof. Not complaining….Happy New Year, Mary Francis! …. Just happy that I could repair these things by myself!

  2. Mary Francis
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    Congrats to you Diane – you have more power than you know, plus all that positive energy is a great way to start the New Year. Mary Francis

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