I did a mental recap of my 2012 and I’ve concluded that my good definitely outweighed my bad. That probably sounds so cliché, but it’s my truth.
I’d actually made myself say a verbal thank you (aloud) for every recollected instance or situation that I’d placed in my “good” column. Close to three hours had passed before I started nearing the end of my good list.
By that time, tears were streaming down my face. I realized then that I didn’t even have close to enough thank you’s in me to match all of the good that I’d (along with my children) experienced over the course of 2012.
Of course, some unfavorable and not-so-good things happened during the course of the year, but they were so far few and in-between. In no way did they account for much, when I matched them up against everything that I’ve been blessed with.
But instead of focusing on those unfavorable things, I chose (and am continuing to choose) to reflect and energize all of the good positive things. That’s what I want more of!
My life is really good. I didn’t have a clue of how good it actually was until I challenged myself, the other day, to recollect as much of my good as I could.
Each of our lives are good.
I challenge you to reflect on all of the good that has happened on your behalf and say a few thank you’s. Just watch how innumerable they are! Bet you’ll be amazed, too!
To all of my loyal, returning, new and 1st-time readers: Thanks for all of your support. I appreciate each of you more than you’ll ever know! I look forward to sharing more of my family’s stories and life happenings with you in the upcoming year. My intentions are to be more consistent as a writer, storyteller and as a reader. So, here’s to us! May our 2013 be filled with abundance, lots of great stories, happiness, meeting of goals, success and PEACE!
Oh 2012! Here is where I bid thee a sweet farewell…..it’s been swell!
From my family
The Littlest Gal!
(One half of the Little’s)
The Littlest Boy
(Remaining half of the Little’s)
The Biggest Gal
(One half of the Big’s)
The Biggest Boy
(Remaining half of the Big’s)
Have an extremely
Happy New Year!
See you all in 2013
Happiness is my passion.
Happiness is what I’m most passionate about.
It took me 35 years of living to make this conclusion. I thought I was passionate about other things and something else, until just last week. It was then, that I read an email from the author of The Secret, Rhonda Bryne, and she explained that you have to fuel your positive passion. Whatever you’re most passionate about, then that’s what’s going to readily show up in your daily life.
After doing some serious pondering and thinking, I was able to strongly conclude that nothing is more important to me than my happiness and the happiness of my children.
Being happy is at the forefront of my every thought and every single one of my actions. Living a happy life and exuding happiness from my being is so important to me. Instead of passionately focusing on what I don’t like or want, I take all of my energy to fuel my passion of happiness. I fill my day up with affirmations about happiness, and I even go out of my way to feel extremely happy throughout the day.
It’s easy to lose focus on what your passion is, once you become a parent. Suddenly, everything becomes about the children, the family, the house, the jobs, the cars, your mate, etc. Taking time out to embrace your passion is beneficial to everyone and everything around you. It doesn’t take long before things to become centered and ran more efficiently. The question that I pose is this: What is your passion?
Being HAPPY is mines!
I’m no expert, but there are just certain things that I know, and there are just certain things that make sense. With that being said, “You are who you want to be!” If you’re in a bad place, then that’s where you’re choosing to be! If you’re happy, then you choose to be there! If you’re a victim, then that’s who you want to be! People who are fuel, they fuel their happiness with things and/or beings that make them happy! This applies to what and whom ever! I always say, give Life to the things that you want, while smothering the things that you don’t! Focus your thoughts on what you want, give no life, no thought to want you don’t want!
What brought about this post? Well, I was just showing some love to the blogs that I’m subscribed to, and one in particular focuses an exuberant amount of time on grieving, being sad, death, sickness and all that jazz, and after reading all the different titles made by this blogger it just did something to my spirit! My spirit required that I rebuke all of those lifeless and unhappy things. Then it came to me, that this is how way too many think and “live” their lives! I want to be informative because I’m sure someone can you this bit of advice!
P.S. Don’t get me wrong. Death is real, it’s permanent, it’s sad and I’m not saying to grieve when death presents itself in your life. I’m just advising that you don’t let it consume you. Don’t allow it to strip you of your life, here on earth. Do your loved ones that aren’t here a favor, LIVE! Live for yourself and live for them (if that’s even possible). Don’t make your life all about their death! Remember them and their good! That’s what you want to give life to….not their death!
PEACE and many, many Blessings!
Good thing about the Living is that you have another opportunity!