Happy New Year 2010 from Cancun!
I’d like to share with you a thought for this new year’s eve.
I feel I talked enough about this year we are leaving behind at my Xmas post, so this time I’ll try to keep it short.
Every crisis brings opportunities. Cancun is Safe! was born out of the opportunity that was created by the health crisis of influenza A1HN1; as the media coverage scared tourism away from Mexico, we saw the opportunity to create Cancun is Safe!, with the primary objective of fighting back the negative image created by the A1HN1 crisis. Had the crisis never occurred, Cancun is Safe! wouldn’t be here. At least not in the form it is now!
I also think that mistakes are nothing to be ashamed of, they also bring opportunities. Opportunities to learn and adjust our steps as we walk. I think these hard times brought us the opportunity to adjust our lives where necessary, to correct whatever mistakes we did that put us into rough times; to learn to live more with less, to need less things and more love to be happy, to enjoy more whatever we may have, to value more love, friends, & family over material possesions, to learn the importance of hope and how it keeps us going on, and much more.
What did YOU learned this year? What do you value more now? How have your priorites shifted?
To me, learning to live more with less has been a great lesson. I enjoy more my son, my loved ones, my family. I don’t own a T.V., so I use that time to read, communicate with my friends either electronically or physically, to help whenever and wherever I can. My apartment has barely the basics, and instead of feeling empty, I feel it is filled with peace & calmness.
Let’s take the opportunity this new year brings: to learn to live more with less, to need only the necessary, like friends, family, loved ones, love; the basic human conditions needed for true, authentic happiness. To learn that happiness has to be grown inside us, and work toward that goal instead of waiting for happiness to arrive. Material posessions are nice, and they can contribute to a better quality of life, BUT, let’s not be mistaken and suffer withouth them. Material posessions are temporary, in time, they vanish; Love, on the other hand, is timeless and eternal.
Please receive all my best and warmest wishes for you and your loved ones from Cancun!
Goodbye 2009! May we all have learned, from this tough year, to be happy with less!
Cancun is Safe!