. . . and I'll cry if I want to! As I prepare to celebrate my 29th birthday (yet again), and nestle into the comforts of 2011, I find myself feeling extremely peaceful! I'm not sure if this peaceful state is attributed to my years of experience at being 29 or the gratefulness I feel for where I am today.
I look back over the decades of my life with much gratitude. There are definitely some things in my journey that I wouldn't want to repeat nor do over. Nonetheless, I consider myself thankful for the experiences as they have contributed to who and where I am today.
I opted to commence this year with New Year's Intentions over Resolutions. My intentions are:
. . . creating value in ALL things.
. . . living and breathing MORE Peace, MORE Love, and MORE Joy into each and every day.
. . . LOL'ing, LMAO'ing or ROFLMAO'ing each and every day!
To further explain:
For me creating value is very important. This allows me to turn what may be conceived as a 'negative' experience into something 'positive'. For example; when stuck in traffic waiting for a train . . . I consider myself lucky to be granted time to visit with my children or listen to music. When some yo-ho flips me the bird at a traffic intersection . . . I consider myself fortunate to have the ability to move my own thoughts and actions beyond anger or blame. When I make a trip to the grocery store for oranges (for Santa, at the request of my 7 year old) and other goods on Christmas eve, then arrive home orange less . . . I trust that someone in need is enjoying our missing oranges. I truly believe that life is less about what happens to us, and more about how we react to what happens to us. We do have a choice! Creating value allows me to stay focused on my desires - instead of my fears.
Peace, Love, and Joy are essentials in my life. I focus my time and energy on things that bring more of these into my life . . . at home, at work, and at play! I had a conversations with someone the other day that reminded me, our actions stem from one of two emotions, being LOVE or FEAR. I believe love provides us more of what we want in life and fear . . . well, you get the idea!
As for LOL'ing, LMAO'ing, or ROFLMAO'ing . . . in all honesty, of my intentions this is the biggest stretch for me. I've a tendency to do too much thinking and often get too focused on serious matters be it work, home life, a good book - yeah, those things that make you go hmmmmm, rather than LOL. My promise to myself is to truly not take myself (and others) so seriously.
I've heard and read many conversations pertaining to peoples 'word' for the year. After much consideration, I've determined my word for 2011 to be FUN!! In addition to more laughter, less seriousness, I plan to have fun and step outside my own comfort zone!
I truly feel blessed and am very grateful for the many, many blessing in my life:
and my new found love . . . . . FUN!