Happy New Year! 🎆

I’m VERY EXCITED that I get to start the new year with a show! Here are the details:

Sunday, January 22, 2023

Wisconsin Brewing Company
1079 American Way
Verona, WI 53593
1pm to 4pm

Did you make a new year’s resolution? Or, did you make multiple?

I used to do new year’s resolutions, but I found an article that helped me rethink that. The article is called “New Year’s Resolution: 3 Reasons Why You Shouldn’t Have a New Year’s Resolution” and was written by Amy B. Scher.

Scher talks about why new year’s resolutions can be destructive and offers alternatives to new year’s resolutions.

Instead of making a new year’s resolution, Scher recommends choosing an intention or theme for the year. She says, “Make it your year of___ (fill in the blank).”

I LOVE the idea of thinking about a theme to hold in my life this year as opposed to a number of resolutions (like I have done in the past).

What do you think of having a theme for 2023? What do you want yours to be?

Because it is the new year, there are SO MANY advertisements encouraging weight loss programs and products.

I think it is SO IMPORTANT to change if YOU want to change. What’s not okay is being told when you watch TV or go online that you are NOT good enough. It’s so sad. ☹️

The song for this week is “Beautiful” by Christina Aguilera.


Don’t look at me

Every day is so wonderful
Then suddenly it’s hard to breathe
Now and then I get insecure
From all the pain
I’m so ashamed

I am beautiful no matter what they say
Words can’t bring me down
I am beautiful in every single way
Yes, words can’t bring me down, oh no
So don’t you bring me down today

To all your friends you’re delirious
So consumed in all your doom
Trying hard to fill the emptiness
The pieces gone, left the puzzle undone
Is that the way it is?

You are beautiful no matter what they say
Words can’t bring you down, oh no
You are beautiful in every single way
Yes, words can’t bring you down, oh no
So don’t you bring me down today

No matter what we do
(No matter what we do)
No matter what we say
(No matter what we say)
We’re the song inside the tune (Yeah)
Full of beautiful mistakes

And everywhere we go
(And everywhere we go)
The sun will always shine
(The sun will always, always shine)
And tomorrow we might wake on the other side

‘Cause we are beautiful no matter what they say
Yes, words won’t bring us down, no, no
We are beautiful in every single way
Yes, words can’t bring us down, oh, no
So don’t you bring me down today

Ooh-oh-oh, yeah
Don’t you bring me down today
Yeah, ooh
Don’t you bring me down
Ooh, today

How does the song make you feel? What do you think about the music video?

I hadn’t seen this video since it first came out. The video was such a perfect choice for this song. You can see the pain in all the people in the video—pain caused by not feeling good enough.

When you see all the advertisements telling you that you need to be different because it’s a new year, remind yourself that you ARE good enough. If you want to change, that should be your choice.

Wishing you well! 💙


2 thoughts on “Beautiful

  1. I was familiar with the song but had never seen the video before. The combination of the two was so powerful and moving. Gave me goosebumps!

    I recently read/heard something suggesting that people come up with a “word” for the new year. That advice is hard for me to follow because I’m paralyzed by the endless possibilities :-). But in general I think it’s a better alternative to the New Years’ resolution.

    • Dawn, thank you so much for sharing that you were moved by the video and song! 💜 I like the idea of a single word to focus on in the new year, and I agree that there are SO MANY possibilities! It can be a challenge to pick just one! 😁

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