It is 2015! I am embracing the New Year and all it has to offer. Resolutions made and I have started working on some of them. One such resolution is be more faithful to my Simple Abundance readings. I received the book Simple Abundance, A Daybook of Comfort and Joy, by Sarah Ban Breathnach, from my mother as a teenager and I have loved it ever since. This year I am looking forward to experiencing it’s pages not just as a young woman but as a mother.
The Simple Abundance passage for today reminds us that our lives are “not a dress rehearsal,” and challenges us to stop acting like it were. This is such a great thought to venture into 2015 with. I sit here thinking about my life and all the changes in it. The good and the bad. There are so many twist and turns in my thirty-four years of life. Some foreseen and some surprises. I know I can’t control every aspect of my life nor would I want to. However, recognize that there are many areas of my life I could take control of that I don’t out of fear, fatigue or laziness. Ah laziness!, that comforting old enabling friend. The one that whispers it’s O.K., sit, you can fix your hair tomorrow now one cares what you look like. You might be familiar with her too. She’s often the reason behind our procrastination. The reason you didn’t work out today, or why your kitchen is a mess or why you have a laundry list of to-dos sitting in your junk drawers.
Well not this year! I am breaking up with laziness, fear and fatigue. I am embracing life by seizing control of the things I can and making real change in my life. I can control my image and how I spend my time and who I spend it with. These things that I have taken for granted, I don’t have to. I can build a richer life by taking control of all that I can and letting go of the rest. Some of you have figured this out already and have practiced it for a long time. Bravo! I salute you. Now don’t brag – Encourage! Help a sister out. Let’s challenge each other this year to be and give our best. No excuses.
Feeling empowered yet? Lol I am! This year I am putting myself out there more and saying “yes!” to life as often as I can. In those areas I feel stuck, I will pray and meditate about them and just keep trying new approaches until I figure out how to change them. How to move forward. This year is my year! Is it yours?
I bet it can be.
May all Good things be Yours This 2015. Happy New Year!