Happy New Year, 2012!!!!

Happy New Year everyone! It’s 2012 and we all seem to be on the same page when it comes to making things happen in the new year! Last year was one of ups and downs, globally and personally, and I am among those who are happy to welcome all that’s positive in 2012!

While I don’t tend to make New Year’s resolutions (or at least I don’t call them that), I do always have goals. One of those goals is to bring you more Celebrity Optimists as well as our everyday Featured Optimists. The goal is to continue to share with you the positive things celebrities are doing with their platforms, steering away from the negative attention they already have too much of.

Another goal is to become more interactive, so please feel free to comment, send me emails, suggestions, and submit if you would like to see specific celebrities and/or everyday people who are giving back!

In the spirit of the blog and the New Year, I have decided to share one of the celebrity New Year’s resolutions I came across. E! News host Giuliana Rancic has been the symbol of strength in the past few years, as she has gone through some trying health issues, and publicly. She most recently underwent a double mastectomy, and while referring to the recovery as “hell”, credits husband Bill Rancic with being the rock she needed to lean on throughout the entire experience. He definitely is a solid man and extraordinary husband. Giuliana said, during an interview, “So much of these past few months has been worrying about the future, the future, the future. Am I going to live? Am I going to have to do chemo? And it’s just so much worrying about the future.” Bill said, “Our goal is to really live in the present – to enjoy life.”

Giuliana Rancic's Happy New Year tweet (Source: Twitter)

(Source: Twitter)

I chose Giuliana and Bill’s  resolution/goal as the one to share, as I believe it to be something inspiring and words we all could benefit from in the new year. When you see someone go through such trials, ones that make everything else seem so trivial, you know that when they draw certain conclusions, it’s because everything has been put in greater perspective. And so, as we wish them the best in a happy, healthy and stress-free 2012, we wish you all the same!

Happy New Year to everyone and may all of your goals in 2012 come to fruition!

– Kendra Kabasele

PS – Please feel free to share this post, comment below and/or email me your favorite celebrity’s New Year’s Resolutions for 2012 at celebrityoptimist@gmail.com .

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