This Holiday Season is filled with so many things to be grateful for. When I look back on the year I can reflect on lots opportunities that presented itself to me and that altered my life for challenging myself. Change is hard sometimes, especially at my age but worth the effort all around.
I made so many wonderful friends and contacts and have broadened my world just by reaching out. I will forever be grateful.
I also made changes on a personal level by trying to look at life, family and friends in a different way and accepting them just the way they are. I realized that I can be judgmental and self righteous but where does that serve me...I get to be right in my own mind. It is after all, a judgment on myself. That reflection doesn't make me feel very right. And, I don't have control over anyone and anything other than the way I think.
This coming new year, I will work on Acceptance on a broader scale. I truly want to know what the word means and how I can adapt to its meaning. I'm hoping that the outcome will help me accept myself with all my flaws, imperfections and bring more peace into my life. I believe that, for me, will bring me more happiness.
May Peace on Earth prevail, Enlightenment unfold, and may we all realize that what we focus on is what will present itself. All it takes is a little courage to take a step for change if only in a thought.
Happy Holidays and a Healthy and Prosperous 2010.