New Year, new opportunities, new adventures

There are many articles written about how to kickstart your “bucket list” in a new year.  In this blog post, I am not going to focus on that.  What I’d like to write about is what a new year can become.  A new year, like a new month, is something that gives you the opportunity to try again, go on new adventures, improve yourself, and the like.

A new year is seen, by many, as a book full of blank pages; waiting to be filled with faces and things.  A new year, for some, can be daunting.  Many people might be starting the new year alone, due to someone’s death, a separation and the like.  Although it is not easy when you find yourself in such a situation, you should never view it as the final ending.  Indeed, an ending has occurred, but you still have the chance to lift up your chin, put a smile on your face and be blessed with another day to life and laugh.

A new year brings new opportunities, new adventures and meeting new people.  If you find yourself in a situation where you are stuck in a rut; now could be the chance to start making and/or implement the changes.  Change can be daunting, but when you take it one step at a time, one day at a time, it’ll be much easier and, before you know it, the change you wanted, has been made! Whatever the change is that you’d like to make this year, imagine climbing a ladder.  Take one step at a time; don’t try and skip steps and never rush.  Sometimes the process of making the change is bigger than the change itself.  And many times, once the change has been made, you realize, looking back, that it was not so bad / daunting / scary.

There is a saying, “a change is as good as a holiday.”  This rings true, because life is about changes.  Nothing, except change, is constant.  Just look at nature and her children.  Change is a natural occurrence but, instead of worrying about it, the animals and nature itself, goes with the flow.  As humans, society has brainwashed us into thinking and/or believing, that everything should be rushed.  Of course, it is not just society, but also our mental make-up.  Personally, I don’t have a lot of patience; especially when I want something to happen.  However, life has taught me that sometimes things just cannot be rushed and you have to just, relax and breathe. 

Nature is a perfect example of just being in the now and enjoying the moment.  Yesterday is gone; tomorrow hasn’t happened yet.  So best to just be present in today.  When you see today as a present or gift, then you can enjoy every second of today.  If I remember correctly, it was none other than Pooh Bear (Winnie the Pooh), that said that today is a gift (also called a present).  If you don’t know where to start, start by writing down what you’d like to do and/or achieve.  Then make a to-do list of the things you might need or must discard of, to make the changes.  It’s the same as planting a seed.  Once the seed is in the ground, and it gets watered and fed, it can start to sprout.

May this year bring you what you need, what you want and what you were looking for and working towards.  Let it be the year when you stick to your goal (-s), when you make positive and long-lasting changes and, regardless what others think, may you be true to yourself.  Plant your seeds and remember to nurture it the same way you would nurture yourself and your loved ones.  Tune in and become your authentic self; enjoy life and yes, when life throws you lemons, make some lemonade!  The end of something doesn’t mean it is the end of you.  When a door closes, another one will open.  Just “hand it over,” and ask Divinity to help.

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