Life is Beautiful

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

We have 30 days left in 2011. That is all.  I am not sure why I am so shocked about this news.  I knew yesterday was November 30th and that when I woke up it would be Dec 1. Yet it still feels like a big shock. Like somebody played  an enormous trick on me.

Where does time go?

Feels like yesterday I was packing up my car to leave Georgia  and now I see that in a few days I will be hitting the 6 month anniversary of that event.

Time flies and for me 2011 has been a year of loss, transition, discovery and opportunities.  Life has been painful. Life has been beautiful.

This is the time of year where I look back and  reflect on my life. I look at my work, my personal life, my financial health, my emotional health and my physical health.

I do a 360 review of me.

So I will spend the next 10  days reflecting– remembering, writing,  and gathering lessons.

Then I will let stuff go. My past will not guide me. My errors and mistakes from 2011 will not join me in the New Year. I will not carry that baggage.

I will spend the rest of the month focused on 2012. Cleaning, organizing, arranging, planning, scheming and dreaming. I will surround myself with positive people and fill my soul and mind with  knowledge that  supports the growth and edification of my soul… of my journey.

  •  I will commit to tending to my  intellectual, spiritual, physical, emotional, and social needs in order to be more nurturing
  • I will commit to entering into relationships expecting them to contribute to  shared growth and development.
  • I  will commit to utilizing creative ways to help organizations and individuals reach their potential intellectually, spiritually, physically, emotionally, and socially.

I will enter 2012 with an “empty rice bowl”– so that it can be filled in what ever way it needs to be.

In 2011 my word was Freedom and I so lived and embodied that ! I am still meditating and praying on my 2012 mantra not sure what it will be or how I will come upon it, but I have faith.

We have 30 days more…..How will you spend them?

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