You are never too old to set another goal or to dream a new dream. ~ CS Lewi
It’s that time of year, where it seems as though there is a long pause between what was and what is about to happen. You know, that window where we look back on the past year and we look forward with anticipation to the upcoming year. This year, what are you seeing when you look back and even more importantly, what do you envision for the upcoming year?
Regardless of what you have experienced this year, it can be perceived as the most difficult year of your life or the most rewarding year of your life. It’s about your perception and beliefs. Are you a cup half full or cup half empty person?
Yes, everything changed in 2020. Everyone on this planet was affected in some way this year . . . jobs lost, friends and family died, isolation, fear, separation, anxiety and so much more. How we function individually, as a country and all of humanity is forever changed and there is no going back.
The bigger question as you look back is how have you changed? What does it mean for you? Are you resisting what has happened? Or, can you stay in the moment and go with what is presented and make the most of it?
It’s a great time of year to reflect on you and your life. Why are you here at this time? What is your true, soul purpose for being on Earth during this time of great transition?
How has this year shown up for you? What changes happened for you? What do those changes mean for you and your life?
It’s all in your perception. Look at what “good” happened this year and focus on that. Perhaps there are more positive things that happened this year than you realize. First look at yourself, then your family, country and the world. What are all the ways the world changed for the better?
As you focus on the positive things that happened within and around you this year, can you take all of that and carry that into the new year? Imagine the Highest and Best for yourself, all those around you and the entire world. As you visualize this, what can you do to contribute to make the world a better place?
Some of you may have the belief that you can’t do anything that will make a difference in the world. You see others doing things that make a huge impact. That’s wonderful and beneficial but so are the little things that we all can do. You are capable of doing something to make a difference!
You don’t have to “do” something or “be” someone great to affect change. Little things can have a profound effect! Start with yourself. What can you do every day or at least 3-4 times a week that would be a positive change for you? Get up early and write in your gratitude journal or do stretches or meditate are just a few examples.
Then try doing things for others . . . your family, friends, people you work with or strangers. Say hi to someone as you pass them in the store or while you are walking. Write a note or call a person that has a lot of challenges in their life and let them know you care.
As you “do” for you and those around you, it ripples out into the world. You could continue to do all these things on a regular basis. You will impact the world more than you may ever know. Of course, there are community and world projects that could always use your energy, gifts and talents.
You are here at this magnificent time of transition on the Earth. You have a purpose through this time of change. It is no accident that you are here. How will you participate?
Being the best version of you is doing “enough”. It’s not about doing, doing and more doing. It is in the quiet, small actions that often the most profound effect is felt.
At this time between, take time to reflect on this year. Then with all your imagination, visualization and feelings, create the world you want to live in next year. So many choices and ways of making a difference.
What do you choose for the new year?
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