Make a Change for 2011January 4, 2011
The Homestretch is within your view! There is a rainbow before me… Skies above can be stormy but what a difference a day makes….. And the difference is you……
Don’t you just love this time of year? Is it the glitz, the glam, the family, the presents, the food, the celebration of our Lord’s birth or is it something else that it signifies to you? All of this and the fact that we get to start over every 365 days… such a gift… Our guaranteed Christmas gift…
Truth is, you can start over every day if you wish. You have the choice to reinvent yourself every fresh new day, so why is it that many of us keep going on the path we are on simply because we think we must…. You know the old saying “you made your bed, now lie in it…” Has that saying become part of your unconscious makeup? Do you repeat it to yourself, either knowingly or unconsciously like a mantra?
Could this explain why many of us stay on a path that we really don’t want to be on anymore or one that feels comfortable… hmmm is it the devil we know vs. the devil we don’t….. Why do we stay in relationships that don’t work for us believing that if we just work harder at it things will be rosy? Why do we continue to work at a job that makes us sick… yes sick… stress kills… When you force yourself to go to a place for 8 hours a day and do a job you dislike, whether you know it or not you are stressing yourself out! So why will we take our health for granted and believe that one day when we retire all the stress we piled on will just disappear and we will be 100% again?
We are intelligent people… I think it’s time to stop living in the guilt we put on ourselves and let go of what is no longer making us happy, filling up space because we have to….
It’s time to enter the homestretch of 2010 leaving the self-induced guilt behind, letting go of all the things you did that you didn’t want to, putting to rest all the things you “should have done”, leaving behind all the things you dislike and no longer want to do, burying the last of settling for comfort over challenge and get on with a brand new year, another 365 days of your life… This is your next chapter, you get to write it on a fresh blank page… what will you fill it with… will you have a clean slate or will you carry those heavy feelings of guilt with you?
My challenge for 2011 is to make room, space for all the things I want in my life by clearing the clutter, figuratively and physically. I was inspired by a friend on Facebook who challenged herself for 2010 to give away things she no longer uses to make room for more of what she wanted… My turn, I know I have too much “stuff” taking up space in my closets and my life… I am looking forward to simplifying my life by giving away things I love to those I love, those that need it and those that may want it… I will empty my closets and the closets of my mind by sharing good thoughts with those in my life, ensuring I give them a gift of how much they mean to me, sharing in their triumphs and giving what I can to help enhance their lives… in return for this… I open myself up to receive all good things that will take me closer to my goals and live the path I will enjoy every single minute of every single 365 days of 2011……
There is a rainbow before you…. And the difference is you! What differences will you make in your life?
- Tina Dezsi