As we put 2008 to bed and awaken 2009, spend some time reflecting upon what you have learned this year. How have you changed and as a result, grown?
In the spirit of celebration, I invite you to review the lessons that have shaped you this past year. What successes have you had? Small gains do count. By negating them you do yourself a disservice. The more you appreciate your accomplishments, the more you'll go on to accomplish; big things happen with small steps.
Keep in mind that it's important to have goals and to be flexible enough to alter them as you get new or better information. Would you hop into your car, strap yourself in, lock your elbows, put on the blinders, and floor it - straight to your destination? Not likely - you're always responding to the road - detours, traffic jams, accidents and sometimes, you even decide to take the slower and more scenic route.
For 2009, how do you wish to grow? For those of you who struggle with this, the key is in learning to use the power of your heart. In turn, this allows you to access higher brain function.
For what things, big or small, are you thankful? It's amazing what happens when you start looking for things to appreciate. You suddenly find them!
These changes in attitude have worked for me. Despite on-going challenges, I am enjoying my life. My wish for you is that you all learn to achieve peace in your heart & head, which will ripple out to your home and community.
I invite you, the readers of this blog, to post one of the things you've learned this past year. What is one thing for which you're grateful.
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