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New Year’s Resolutions

Happy New Year! As the year 2018 begins, this is the perfect time to think about what our goals are. So, we asked our community what was their resolution for 2018 and these are their answers:

– “I want to do some indoor projects in our new house (Painting doors and trim mostly) and I hope to compete with the horse I started riding this year. That will be a challenge – riding makes me out of breath and makes me cough a lot!” – Jess Best

– “I accomplished so many things throughout 2017 that my hope as we move into 2018 is to keep that momentum going. Through the highs and lows, I will continue to make the most of life while living with a chronic illness. I choose to not look too far ahead, but instead, take each moment as it comes and makes it count.” Meaghan McRury

– “My goal for 2018 is to be healthy, happy, travel and not take life for granted.  To spend less time worrying and more time looking at the positive side of life.  To become more deeply involved with Cystic Fibrosis Canada, to help create a support network for other persons with CF and to share what I have learned from living with this disease for 53 years.” – Brenda Chambers-Ivey

– “My goal is to seek more opportunities for motivational speaking about Cystic Fibrosis and to promote my original music.” – Timothy Vallillee

– “I would really love to practice more mindfulness meditation because I think it has such a positive impact on your emotional well-being as well as your physical well-being. I also need to be realistic about getting all my physio, meds and exercise done while caring for a baby. So one of my goals for 2018 is to do one thing a day that will nurture good mental health that won’t feel like another ‘to do’ on my list.” – Kim Wood

– “In 2018 I will endeavour to embrace each moment.  Taking time to recognize moments big and small for their impact on my story, to me, is essential.  The recognition of how long a second can be, when seeking peace and stillness, offers deep appreciation to me for what is most important in my life. I will also strive to continue to be kind.  Offering kindness is very important to me.  I see it as a way to ignite others, exponentially, to offer as well.  More kindness in our daily living, I believe, has immeasurable intangible benefit.  Kindness is something I will offer to the best of my ability. One of my “every day” goals is something I spoke of to most of my classes over the years. I still attempt this daily. Each day I try to make three people smile. Not just smile though – I try to make them genuinely smile so you know they feel good and goodness. In turn, perhaps a selfish component, I feel that smile and feel fortunate because I had a part in making it happen. I can’t help but return a genuine smile of my own. I often challenged others to make just one person smile each day – for real though, not a run of the mill smile, but an eye-twinkling kind of smile that you feel privileged to catch a glimpse of. Also, once complete, I encouraged them to evaluate the whole endeavour and let me know how it went…” – Alex McCombes

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