It’s the end of another year so I’ll stop and reflect on life, love, and opportunities. I was blessed to be able to network with some wonderful authors this year and contribute to a new online men’s magazine. That was a lot of fun. I’m a board member of CIMRWA and I’m looking forward to getting to know more authors and to promote their works on the web.
As a mother, I can happily report that both of my college-aged daughters are happy and healthy. I loved being mistaken for their older sister this year but I’m also enjoying watching them mature into wonderful young women.
Speaking of family, I’m so in love with my Mommy right now. Her wisdom and encouragement have been apropos to every situation and I’m blessed for it. Everyone tells you how wonderful motherhood will be but they never tell you how much it changes the depth of your capacity to love.
It like God took a piece of your heart out of your body and put it into another. When I look at my daughters I filled with awe. They are wonderful human beings with the ability to make me laugh like no one else…and I mean the big belly laughs that make tears come from my eyes. Their father, my ex-husband, and I are very blessed. We did something right during those ten years of marriage because they’ve given us joy since the moment they were born.
In the coming year, I’ll make a few resolutions like the rest of the world. I’m praying God with bless me with the strength and wisdom to make my dreams come to pass. I know I have plenty of work ahead of me to complete the novels I wish to complete and to help me daughters accomplish their goals but I’m prayerfully ready to move forward. One step at a time.
I just want to take a moment to remind you that you can do whatever you want to do. You don’t have to push down your dreams and mindlessly watch people act a fool on reality TV. You are ‘one thought’ away from your greatness. You are one ‘idea’ away from the greatest experience of your life. The good book says, ‘As a man thinketh in his heart so is he’. If you think you can’t do something, then you can’t do it. It you think you deserve the best life you’ve ever had, then you’ll begin to create it.
Don’t think about your life in limitations or as defined by others’ opinions. Why put yourself in such a small mindset? Your thoughts become your reality so if you think your future partner will be the same as every person you’ve ever dated in the past, then they will be. You’re creating the same because you’re expecting the same. If you think you can only get money from one job, then you’ll only have one source of revenue. You need to change your mindset and make this next year your new beginning.
Think long and hard about where you want to be and what you want to have in your life and then look long and hard at your actions and reactions. They will tell you everything you need to know.
You’re a creator of your own life. Everything is not happening without your input. Either you’re in agreement with what is happening in your life or you have a strong desire for things to change. Stop waiting for something outside of yourself to make the change occur, demand change from within yourself.
If you want a better job, then start looking for one. If you want a better financial situation, then look at your debts, create a budget, and start debt repayment plan. If you’re tired of all of the negative people in your life creating drama, then refuse to have them around you any longer. You need to get your head together and take charge of your life. You deserve to enjoy every day you’re spending on this planet so get up the courage to demand your best life.
If you’re a parent, you owe it to your children to make this change. If you currently think they must get use to reacting to life, instead of being proactive and creating the life they want , then you’re doing them an injustice. Teach them to speak their truth and make life changes that will increase their joy and happiness.
Remember, all of us only have one life to live and none of us should let fears hold us back from the greatest time in our lives.
Have a very Happy and Joyous New Year.
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