Every day of your life is a new opportunity to be better than yesterday, not just the first day of the year.

You can make daily resolutions and changes, not just New Year Resolutions. Any day is suitable for making a difference and changing for the better.

Every day is the beginning of the new, better, and happier you. Every day, awaken feelings of happiness and anticipation for great things that are going to happen.

Always begin your day with a smile and appreciate that you were granted the privilege to see another marvelous sunrise. Every day, remember that you are the only person who can make yourself happy.

Build your happiness on what you need and what you want as you will never be fully satisfied if you build your happiness on someone else’s dreams and expectations.

This year I have decided not to make any resolutions as you only get upset and depressed if you break them.

This year I have decided to wake up every morning with gratefulness for everything I have.  Not materialistic things but things that cannot be measured in Rands.

Things like my husband, my kids, my friends, my dogs, my parents, oxygen, water, love and other emotions, basically everything that really makes life valuable and something to treasure.

So today I would like to encourage each of you to feel blessed and be thankful for what you have. Make time for the things that are really important to you because tomorrow might be too late.

Don’t live a life of “what ifs” – Live a life of “I haves”!