2008 has come and gone as 2009 approaches
I have done a lot of thinking about the things that await in the new year.
It excites me.
There will be a lot of changes,
some expected some not.
But in either case I look forward to it in much anticipation.
I hope that 2009 brings:
opportunity for growth
Inspired by Jim Carrey in 'Yes Man', a CD and a commencement address, that I randomly came across. I have decided against making any New Years Resolutions and that instead I will be making a change to my attitude and my approach to life.
I will start "living fearlessly in a fearful world". I will say "yes" to new opportunities. To things that I don't like. To things outside my comfort zone. To things that I fear.
This will be a year of growth in many ways that are unknown.
And I am looking forward to each day.
I am grateful for the things that 2008 brought.
I have learned what it means to live, to love, to lose.
I have grown as a woman.
I have grown as daughter of God.
I have learned from my mistakes.
I have learned to go with my gut, in spite of what I want.
I have learned the importance of family and what it means to "be there".
I have witnessed miracles in the midst of the storm.
I have learned that almost 5 years later, I still miss you.
I have learned to rely on the Holy Ghost and my Heavenly Father through the good and the bad.
I have learned that my plan isn't always the best plan.
I have learned that things always work out for my own good.
I have learned what it means to follow the prophet, blindly because you don't always understand.
I have learned the importance of education.
I have learned and grown more in the last 12 months than I ever thought I could and I will only learn and grow more in 2009.
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