Here is to 2011! I know I've had some challenges on 2010 but I take with me into this new year all my experiences from last year. They are shaping me now and allowing me to be brave and look forward knowing it will all be OK and I can handle what life holds for me.
I am sitting in my voodoo room looking out the window to a pink tinged sky, this early morning, trees stripped of their leaves waiting for the next season to arrive. That is what I feel like~ I am waiting for the next season of my life. I have been given a new day and new chance to see things in a different way, to appreciate what I already have and a chance to make my life a better one this upcoming year.
My wishes this year are simple. I wish for the strength to get me through this health issue I am facing. I know I will and I ask that I be a better person after this is all said and done. I ask for laughter in my life, it is so important to me to smile and laugh at all that life throws at you!
I ask for the wisdom to know that I am in charge of my life and my feelings and my reaction to whatever comes my way, I ask for the wisdom to handle it all. I ask for kindness, for others and for me, for all the people in my life, kindness to get me through life without anger and sorrow and tears.
I ask for courage, to keep me strong, to keep me believing I CAN do this, I can go through what life has to offer me and be a better person in the end.
Most of all I give thanks for all that I do have, for the person I am today, for the resilience to bounce back after tears and fatigue. For the ability to accept all the goodness and kindness and love and prayers that have come my way this past year. I give thanks to everyone in my life who has supported me emotionally, with a hug or a quart of soup, a warm scarf a tray of cookies, a phone call or email. These acts of kindness and love are what kept me going in 2010 and I hope and pray that you all will be with me in 2011... you are my cheering section, you are my love and support and I made it through to this year because of YOU!
I wish you all the love and hope and smiles that life has to offer, and I hope and pray that everyone takes care of themselves. Your health is so important and you really don't realize this until something happens to change it. Please be kind and good to yourselves this year. Smile, laugh, enjoy the company you are in. Live your life each day as it comes to you, treat others as you wish to be treated, keep an open mind and an open heart to all that life offers.
Have a wonderful New Year and I LOVE you all!
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