Al and Peggy's Corner: Start A New, New Year's Eve Tradition This Year

Start A New, New Year's Eve Tradition This Year

Start A New, New Year's Eve Tradition This Year

Yesterday Kathy Streib asked us all in her blog what New Year's traditions we have.

blowing up a pink balloonLast year we started a new New Year's Eve tradition you may want to try.
We got a balloon and with each breath we blew into the balloon we also blew in our worries, our problems and that nagging memory that wouldn't go away. Once the balloon was filled, we tied it up and let it and all our issues go. The higher in the sky the balloon went and the farther it went from us, the lighter our shoulders felt. Yes, we made that balloon pretty big and who says you can't blow up two balloons.

Come on, confess, we all have them.
You know the monkey on your back you always carry around, that issue that re-plays over and over in your mind and brings you down when you least expect it.

Try this simple act, it worked for us. We're not saying we never ever thought about our issues or problems again, but when they cropped back up in our minds, we just pictured that balloon filled with doubts and worries high in the sky blowing away from us and that brought back a sense of relief and peace.  

This year we're going to start another tradition found on Pinterest. We got a jar and when something exciting, funny or good happens during the year we are going to write it down and put it in the jar. Next year on New Year's eve after the balloon has been set in flight, we'll sit down and review our year remembering all the wonderful, happy and good things that happened. What better way to ring in a New Year than on a positive note focusing on all the good stuff?

Start A New,  New Year's Eve Tradition This Year



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Comment balloon 10 commentsAl & Peggy Cunningham, Brokers • December 30 2012 06:53AM


Good morning Al and Peggy -

I like your New Year ideas.  Our Church small group is going to use index cards to document our worries, problems or goals then put them away until next year then look back and see how God has handled our situations.  Happy New Year!

Posted by John McCormack, CRS, Honesty, Integrity, Results, Experienced. HIRE Me! (Albuquerque Homes Realty) over 6 years ago

Good Morning Al and Peggy, that's a good tradition to start. We've been doing something similar for years, I call it the "blessing box" I write down a blessing each day and put it in the box and read them morning after Thanksgiving. Have a great New Year!

Posted by Beth Atalay, Cam Realty of Clermont FL (Cam Realty and Property Management) over 6 years ago

One of the best idea I've heard in a long time, I love it Al and Peggy.  I think I might just have to give it a try.

Posted by Roger D. Mucci, Lets shake things up at your home today! (Shaken...with a Twist 216.633.2092) over 6 years ago

That sounds like a great idea too John. The more ideas the better!

I like that Beth, the blessing box. Yes, we'll call our jar the blessing jar!

Give it a shot Roger. It was great to watch that old balloon blow away with 'the bugs' in it!

Posted by Al & Peggy Cunningham, Brokers, Our Family Wants To Help Your Family! (RE/MAX West Realty Inc., Brokerage) over 6 years ago

I like both these ideas Al/Peggy.  Having and keeping a positive attitude is so important.

Posted by Anita Clark, Realtor - Homes for Sale in Warner Robins GA (ColdwellBanker SSK Realtors ~ 478.960.8055) over 6 years ago

Al & Peggy - I really like the new tradition of positive thoughts in a jar, gonna try it.

Posted by Tom Arstingstall, General Contractor, Dry Rot, Water Damage Sacramento, El Dorado County - (916) 765-5366, General Contractor, Dry Rot and Water Damage (Dry Rot and Water Damage Mobile - 916-765-5366) over 6 years ago

Good Sunday Morning Al and Peggy.  Terrific idea.  I don't see how to get it up in the air without the use of helium but I'll give it a try,  what the heck, anything to get rid of 2012.

Posted by Chris and Dick Dovorany, Broker/Associate at Premiere Plus Realty ( Homes for Sale in Naples, Bonita Springs and Estero, Florida) over 6 years ago

Al & Peggy, I'm not sure there are enough balloons in the lower 48 for me to be successful at this, but it's a great idea...kind of reminds me of Zen breathing...breathing in clean white air and exhaling all the dirty stuff inside.

Posted by Nick T Pappas, Madison & Huntsville Alabama Real Estate Resource (Assoc. Broker/Broker ABR, CRS, SFR, e-Pro, @Homes Realty Group, @HomesBirmingham & Providence Property Mgmnt, LLC Huntsville AL) over 6 years ago
Al and Peggy those are great new traditions, mine revolves around food :)
Posted by George Souto, Your Connecticut Mortgage Expert (George Souto NMLS #65149 FHA, CHFA, VA Mortgages) over 6 years ago

Al and Peggy   Arthur and I just stopped by to wish you a Happy, Healthy and Prosperous 2013

Posted by Karen Kruschka, - "My Experience Isn't Expensive - It's PRICELESS" (RE/MAX Executives) over 6 years ago