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Here are some quotations to help us sustain the joy of the holidays through the coming year:

“The secret of contentment is the realization that life is a gift, not a right.”  –Anonymous

In fact, each day of life is a priceless gift—even if we still have that horrible commute and ornery boss to face.

So why not take a quiet moment to open each day the way a child opens his first Christmas gift—with great appreciation, anticipation and excitement. For this day will never come again.

“Be absolutely determined to enjoy what you do.” –Sikorski.

Take a vow to be joyful in your work, joyful in relationships, joyful in taking on challenges and problems. Make sure there is joy and laughter in your home. Find some joy in just being you. The people who live around you will be glad you did.

“One resolution I have made, and try always to keep, is this: ‘To rise above little things.’”                        –John Burroughs

 Write on the walls of your heart: “I will not let the constant barrage of ‘little things’ keep me from getting to the ‘big things’ that make each day joyful and meaningful.”

And finally, this from John R. Silber, former President of Boston University:

“Inevitably you will sometimes be disappointed in marriage, disappointed in friends, disappointed in institutions, and sometimes disappointed in yourself. Thus, if you are to retain your joy in life, you must find much of that joy in spite of disappointment, for the joy of life consists largely in the joy of savoring the struggle…traveling with courage and a good sense of humor.”

 Best wishes for savoring the struggle and creating joy with your life this year.