Tuesday, January 3, 2012

Welcome 2012

Another fresh new year is here . . .
Another year to live!
To banish worry, doubt, and fear,
To love and laugh and give!

This bright new year is given me
To live each day with zest . . .
To daily grow and try to be
My highest and my best!

I have the opportunity
Once more to right some wrongs,
To pray for peace, to plant a tree,
And sing more joyful songs!”
~William Arthur Ward

As another year draws to a close, and a brand new year begins I find my self tuning in to the world around me.  At the dawn of each and every day, I have the opportunity to focus on loving, laughing, and giving, that ought to make me sing more joyful songs!

I’m NOT a fan of should have, could have, or would have! What I have noticed lately is that, (in my humble opinion) toooo many people concentrate on what others are doing, or how others are behaving. Simply put, I believe you should focus on what you have control of and that is YOU! I honestly believe that each and every one of us is where we are, simply because that is where we need to be at this given moment. If you don’t like where you are at or what is ‘happening’ to you, I suggest you take a good hard look . . . in the mirror! I believe we are either ‘tuning in’ to the world around us or ‘zoning out’, which will it be for you?

My New Year’s Intention for 2012 . . . is to focus on LOVE and ACCEPTANCE!  Loving and accepting others exactly where they are, be it happy, grumpy, or sad! Gracious, jolly, or mad!  Imagine how wonderful the world would be, if we were free to BE . . . through unconditional love and acceptance.

Always remember . . . YOU is kind, YOU is smart, YOU is important! ~ The Help

“If you judge people, you have no time to love them.”  ~Mother Teresa