New Year's Eve: Reflection
Monday, December 31, 2012
As I'm reflecting, I think about how blessed I am. Not in money. Not in popularity. Not in an absorbent amount of material things. I'm blessed with far richer things (things that no one can take away), such as my faith, wisdom, creativity, knowledge, desire to explore, willingness to learn, ability to understand others and having inner self peace.
You're blessed! If you feel down about something happening in your life, remember there's always someone experiencing something far worse (loss of a home, loss of a loved one, nothing to eat or illness). It just takes looking at someone's situation, to realize yours is not so bad. Embrace and be thankful for what you DO have. Have FAITH that whatever problems you are experiencing at the moment will end in due time. There's always sunshine after a storm.
Going into the New Year (which in my view is a time for CHANGE and GROWTH), I want to encourage you to LET GO of what was. If you willingly LET GO, GOD replaces it with something better. I use to hold on for dear life to people, places and things that weren't good for me: fake & self-centered friends, fickle & petty family members, envious & jealous co-workers, lazy & selfish boyfriends. Don't hold on to those type of people or things. They only bring you down and make you feel bad. Cut the ties and surround yourself with UPlifting people & things. People that make you feel good. Things that make you feel good.
Life can be far from sweet and life is definitely not a bed of roses. But just like a garden, you have to prune (cut-back) and weed (get rid of) for it to be pretty. Clear your "life garden" of what is unnecessary and not good. LET GO of all the gunk and crap that clogs up your life (whatever or whoever it may be). Some may not like your decision, but in the end it's about you and your well being (and vice versa, don't go after something or someone that doesn't want to be a part of your life...LET THEM GO!). Clear your path, and make way for something better. Let go of the old, so there's room for new. I wish you a Happy New Year!