Focusing the Mind of What’s Good in 2023

The thoughts you carry within your mind often keep you busy fretting and fussing. But they can as quickly take you to faraway worlds of soothing sounds and gentle spaces filled with quiet joy, a contented moment, or unbridled enthusiasm.

Making friends with your mind is the easiest way to feel more positive.

It is within your power to access this special force and direct it toward good deeds, fulfill high ambitions, and perform acts of benevolence and gratitude.

When you do, your glance in the mirror reflects that joy, and you realize, to borrow a phrase from Charles Dickens, it is a far, far better thing you do when you think highly of yourself and remember that regardless of the situations you face in life, you can quiet your mind and find solace.

Yes, I made some resolutions for the new year, and more than likely, I will break quite a few. “Goals are good,” our copywriter, Kat Schneider, reminds me. And the power of positivity is as well-documented as any other force in nature. So, given the option of making a change for the new year, I’ll focus on making a friend of my mind, seeking out the good, and looking within for peace and happiness.—By Kathy Heaton