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Beverly Goldsmith Beverly Goldsmith
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Have a happy New Year! It’s good for your health.:

Celebrate the good things that were and will be this new year!
By Beverly Goldsmith
Date: January 05 2017
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It’s a New Year! It’s the time when Aussies come together in January to celebrate the good things their homeland has to offer them. Some mark the day by having a barbecue lunch with family and friends.

Others participate in official citizenship ceremonies that acknowledge new arrivals who want to call Australia home. Most of all, the occasion celebrates the hope that the year ahead will be a happy one - filled with continued peace, health and prosperity for everyone - ourselves, our family and friends included.

So how do you have a happy New Year – one that’s good for your health?

GIVE THANKS

At the start of a year it’s important to give thanks for the good already received – both on a personal level, as well as collectively as a nation. In this way, we utilize the blessings we have and are ready to receive more. Such gratitude promotes happiness at home, school and work. It make the wheels of daily life turn more smoothly by encouraging everyone to pull together, to share ideas and learn from each other.

TIP:

  • Take time to be thankful that we “live in peaceful dwelling places, in secure homes, in undisturbed places of rest” Bible Isaiah 32:18 - in a country that is at peace with itself and its neighbours. Being thankful lifts our spirits and improves our health.
  • Appreciate how new arrivals enrich the tapestry of our ideas, culture, food, life-style, fashion, and industry.
  • Offer words of appreciation to others. This fosters happy, beneficial contacts between all ages, and between old and new Australians.
  • Make an effort to get along with people who are different. Refuse to be critical. “Tones of the human mind may be different, but they should be concordant in order to blend properly. Unselfish ambition, noble life-motives, and purity, — these constituents of thought, mingling, constitute individually and collectively true happiness, strength, and permanence”. - Mary Baker Eddy, Science and Health p.58
  • Be glad. Don’t be a complainer. Remember, “Our gratitude is riches, complaint is poverty. Our trials bloom in blessings, they test our constancy. O, life from joy is minted, an everlasting gold. True gladness is the treasure that grateful hearts will hold”. - W. Harold Ferguson
  • Be generous. “Happiness is spiritual, born of Truth and Love. It is unselfish; therefore it cannot exist alone, but requires all mankind to share it”. – Mary Baker Eddy Science and Health p. 57:18
  • So go ahead! This January, give thanks. Have a happy New Year. It’s good for your health.


ABOUT THE EXPERT
Beverly Goldsmith writes about the connection between spirituality and health and is a Practitioner and Teacher of Christian Science healing. Twitter: @GoldsmithBev

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