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December 31, 2013

Crystal ball predictions for the new year

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Looking to January as a fresh start of calendar days, one would do well to take stock of those items that drag the soul down. Removal of the stressors that linger on our shoulders or in our mind is the best way to start a new journey. Address issues by year’s end to free up energy for better days ahead. Apologize to a person you may have hurt or clear the air with a person who may have hurt you. Thank a person who has been generous or express regret for being neglectful. Replace those things you used to enjoy but are now cumbersome with new activities that suit your current interests. Take stock of personal associations. Create the network of positive influences to replace the pessimistic outlooks that drain you. Do these things because, both figuratively and literally, it’s rare for anything great to come from dwelling in dark and gloomy spaces and places.

Uplifting thoughts and upbeat influences are more conducive when trying to make grand predictions for a new calendar year. Don’t count on someone else or on fate alone to determine what comes in the year ahead. Make a plan and watch your self-fulfilling prophecy unfold. The days ahead are the crystal ball and you are the only wizard able to make things a happen.

Out with the old and in with the new. Best wishes for a happy and healthy 2014.

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