Almost there. With only a few days until we say goodbye to 2013 and welcome 2014 I experienced nostalgia reflecting back on the past and the excitement for new beginnings.
Among these new beginnings is coming up with a New Year’s Resolution. My 2013 resolution was to start the day with a positive thought, telling myself, “It’s a great day.” For some this might sound silly, but I’m a big believer in the power of the mind, the power of the good energy we attract but also radiate from the deep folds of our souls.
You might ask: has every day been a great day this year? Well, despite becoming officially grandparent-less since spring, dealing with my aunt’s mastectomy, losing an uncle, spending lots of hours at the hospital with my nephew since September until his recent colectomy this year has been a great year, each and everyday. Each and every day I was blessed enough to take yet another breath. Each and everyday I was blessed to kiss my husband and hold his hand. Each and every day I was blessed to hug my son and tell him how much I love him. Each and every day I played with Bella, my doggie. I made new friends and laughed with my old ones. Took a vacation in San Clemente with my family where we met with more family and had a blast building sand castles and wrestling with furious waves. Drank coffee with my mom on the patio and read poems. Went on dates with my hubby. Watched all 10 seasons of Smallville with my son. Became a diehard fan of Games of Thrones with my hubby and son. Finished and published Born In Sin, my second book in the Dacian Legends. Worked on another story, which I hope to release next year. Launched The Desert Muses website along with my fellow local authors. Attended Arizona Dreamin’ Conference. Became member of International Toastmasters.
As you can see, it’s been a great day each and every day this year. My resolution did work and I’m happy I was able to fulfill it throughout the entire 2013.
Now, let’s move on to 2014. After going through ‘lose 10pounds’ or ‘learn another language’ or ‘climb Kilimanjaro’, I realize that I want something … more. What I want is to become a better person. This is my New Year Resolution.
What about you?