Happy New Year’s Eve Everyone! The last day of 2012! We have made it through another year filled with ups, downs, life and love lessons. It’s time for us to move on into 2013 with a sense of peace and purpose. For the entire month of December I devoted myself to a 31-day challenge of keeping a positive mindset. I tried my best to monitor my thoughts, actions, and behaviors; what I read; what I watched and listened to; and who I hung out with. Although this past month and my endeavor of staying positive was met with some challenges, which are sure to come to us in our life, I can say that my efforts paid off. I actually feel that I’m getting back to my true self; who has always been a “glass half full” type of person.
I’m looking forward to keeping the positive lifestyle for 2013. This is the only way we will accomplish and manifest the life and love life that we truly desire. We want to experience all that God has for us; God’s best! If not, then what is the purpose of living? In reality, we aren’t promised to have only good days; but we can have awesome days everyday if we alter our perceptions of what’s really going on around us and in us. Change is inevitable. Without it, we are not growing. When I was little, my granny would ask me everyday or whenever I saw her at least once or twice a week, “whatcha know”? I always wondered why Granny would ask me that all the time. I would always reply “nothing”; sort of dry-like and confused especially once I was in my teenage years. Now as I reflect on that simple question, “what do you know”, I realize its importance, and why Granny felt the need to constantly pose it.
The more we know, or the more we are seeking out new experiences; knowledge; insights; the more we are growing. That’s the purpose or meaning of life. The acquisition of knowledge, or knowingness, and the ability to share what we are learning with others. I’m sure Granny hoped that one day I’d give her a new answer; and I’m sure she knew that I knew more than “nothing”. New information is constantly presenting itself to us everyday; especially now in this instant information age in which we live. You literally have to be living under a rock or in a cave to miss out on the happenings of the world. Sometimes it’s an information overload, and for me taking in all the new can become tiresome because some of it is meaningless and unworthy of spending good energy entertaining. That’s why we must watch what we watch and listen to; too much negativity is exhausting, and we must combat it with positive energy, music, and thoughts.
Today is a great day for making resolutions for the New Year. We always feel positive about the changes we want to make, but we don’t always stick to them. Let’s seek to make our goals realistic and attainable enough to become a way of life. Just like I promised myself 31-days of positivity, which may have become annoying to some of my Twitter followers, let’s promise ourselves to commit to making changes for the New Year that will impact us for the rest of our lives. Becoming a better person; detoxing from negativity; obtaining a job or entrepreneurial idea; weight loss; seeking a healthy love relationship; whatever the goal or dream is not instantaneous. Everything we are seeking to accomplish involves a process that begins within and will not manifest until just the right time. The more positive we are about seeing the result; and the more we believe in its inevitability; and the more work and effort we put toward seeing it come into reality, the easier the process becomes. Before we know it, we will have all that we desire. Sometimes it will show up nothing like we expected, but the outcome will be good!
So what is it that you desire for 2013? Write it down and start working on making your dream a reality. In 31 days, I didn’t obtain the goals, dreams, or desires that I had written down, but I can truly say that my rewards are intrinsic. I started the process of constant belief. I decided to stick to something; staying positive about my life and the direction in which it is going despite its external conditions. Just because you don’t see your dream right away, it doesn’t mean you give up; it means you keep going and keep pushing because there is a lot of work being done behind the scenes. God knows; the Universe is working on your behalf because you believe. I am believing with you. The time is now!