NEW YEAR NEW CHANCES CHANGES AND CHALLENGES
How about… that you might recreate yourself anew in the next grandest version of the greatest vision you ever had about Who You Really Are. (Neale Donald Walsch – Conversations with God) This is one of my favorite quotations from his books because it gives us the power to choose to become who we know we can be.
Thinking about what I did accomplish in the past year makes me happy. The steps I took for my writing career to become more successful, the books I wrote and published. The many new friends I made along the way. And probably even more important, the resounding confidence I've gained by accomplishing those objectives.
I do think of it as a fresh year, new and as yet unspoiled by problems and shortcomings...
but I have given up resolutions. Even though many of them I made in the past were eventually accomplished. I have also given up hoping for the absence of problems. You probably won't repeat the mistakes and problems of the last year, but you will get a fresh crop of new ones. However, even though I hate and grumble about problems, I do understand that they are a part of life's passage -- perhaps if this is a training school, as I suspect it is, they are even a necessity. Character is usually not created in individuals with no problems or for whom all problems are solved for them by others.
I love 'new' periods. I think the New Year is a time to try again, to see if you can get it better, to move onward and upward (my favorite phrase). I love New Month's as well. Another fresh start, a chance to get more things right in my life than ever before!
So, where do you stand in all of this? Challenged to change? Another round of making resolutions? How'd you do last year? Any successes? Go ahead, brag about your accomplishments. Spur us on to do better, to improve, to continue growing and understanding what it's all about! May we all move forward in our love, our good works, our kindness and good deeds.
All comments and opinions are appreciated my friends.