I really don’t get this whole, Goodbye and Good riddance to 2016 thing. I have seen many people posting about how horrible 2016 was for them on Facebook, and I am just not seeing it.
I understand life has ups and downs. We all have good days and bad days- However, I fail to see how life is so horrible. As long as my lungs, have air in them and I am breathing- Isn’t that something amazing? Life is a gift and how rare it is to exist. I think that New Years is like another Thanksgiving- a time for reflection- where we look at all the amazing experiences we have had, and all the experiences to come.
I am thankful most of all for my Family. There are days (the hard days), that I’m not so sure I could get through- if I didn’t have them in my life. My Son- The person that I treasure most in this world. He teaches me to live each day as my last- and to live everyday with joy and happiness in my heart. My Mom and Dad- I love you very much. You are the best Grandparents a little boy could ask for. (…and I thought I was lucky, having you as parents!) To my Friends- for the days I just need some extra support.
All these people give my life meaning. I am so blessed and thankful to have all of them in my life. I am lucky to have a stomach full of food. I am blessed that I have joy and happiness in my heart, that many people could only dream of.
My New Years Resolutions
- To continue to live with a grateful heart.
- To make sure I use the gifts that God has given me
- To change the world with the gifts God has blessed me with.
- To make this world a better place than it was, before I journeyed into it.
If there is anything 2016 has taught me, it is that life is sometimes difficult and frustrating. To combat these aspects of life, one must have meaning and purpose in there life. We must live with joy and gratitude in our heart, like children. Jesus once said, “Let the little children come to me.” Those children are us. It is through reflection, and spending time with my greatest teacher- my Son, that I found the God Given gift that was always in my heart. The gift was the gift of words. It says in Genesis, “In the beginning was the word, and the word was with God, and the word was God.” Your words have power. As an Artist- or spiritual being, that is the greatest gift God has given us. We were made in his image- our words give us the ability to create the life we desire. This is life’s greatest secret. It is why I believe being a writer, is one of Gods highest callings. It is also why we need to be careful of what we say, because words really do become things. One thing is certain. Love is the most powerful tool we have been given to choose our words wisely.
I know this drives my Husband crazy, but I always say- “You two choices, always- to love, ot to be angry- Life is really that simple.” If more people chose love, this world would be a whole different place.
My challenge to you this year, is to find what burns in your heart. Then keep doing it. Live like children. All of us are guilty of letting life knock us down and beat us up. We are so busy doing battle, that we forget our entire purpose. Remember, when you where young. You thought you could do anything, and change the world. You still can. You just stopped believing, when people told you that you couldn’t. Remember, words are things. Don’t let the negativity drown out your spirit. The only thing we leave in this world-when we go into a pine box, is what was in our heart.
I can’t wait to see what 2017 holds in store for me. I am going to continue doing the things I love, with the people I love. That is the fun of the Journey.