Monday, December 31, 2012

A Time of Reflection

     As this year comes to an end, take time to reflect.  Were there things that didn’t go the way you wanted them to go in 2012?  Most likely so.  Were some of them things that were out of your control?  Did you get through them?  Reflect on how God used those experiences to make you stronger and thank him.  Were there things that didn’t go so well that were within your control?  Reflect on what you could have done differently and how you would handle those situations if faced with them again.  Chances are you will.  After you’ve done that, move forward.  Don’t live your life looking in the rearview mirror as I once heard Colin Powell say.      

     I’ve seen many people say on Facebook that they can’t wait for the New Year because 2012 was not a good one.  It’s easy to think about what didn’t go so well but take time to reflect on the things that did go well.  Thank God for your blessings; family, friends, health, and so many more.  After doing all that, begin to think on how you plan to move forward in a positive way in 2013.  Many people choose to do that with a vision board or by writing a list.  However you do it, just do it!  From your family to mine, best wishes for a prosperous and blessed year in 2013.

     Until next time, I hope you have been encouraged, empowered, enriched, and enlightened.

Peace and blessings,