If there was any a time for a fresh start.....here's to making 2017 a vibrant and productive year in whatever way is meaningful to us. I'm not usually one for quotes, at least in the viral sense as they tend to be made up and then attributed to some well-known public figure in a soulful-looking meme (Johnny Depp will know what I mean). But a friend just posted some words generated by one of those random quote generators, the digital equivalent of a fortune cookie without the calories, and it actually resonated with me.
Stop thinking of what could go wrong and think of what could go right.
Sound familiar? So simple yet so effective; the trick is catching yourself doing it and breaking the pattern (otherwise known as mindfulness). Try it, it works!
Ringing us into the new year is paper artist Benja Harney (above) who created his interpretation of Sydney in full celebratory splendor - in paper, of course. His 3D model of the Australian metropolis was commissioned by the City of Sydney and inspired the theme for their 2017 New Year's Eve celebrations, as well as the lighting effects, fireworks colours and projections that lit up the city. He spent 600 hours crafting the sculpture. You can read more about Harney and watch a video of his elaborate creation process here.
A happy new year to you all! Let's remember to keep our chins up.