Beat That 2013!

As I count down the last few hours of 2012, I could only do what I’m born and blessed to do. Write. I always say I’m going to do this or that for a resolution.  When in reality the outcome is I always the same.  I’m become better. I conquer and overcome. The overall goal for 2013: Conquer, overcome, learn and grow more.

A quick recap: In 2012, I’ve met new people, left some people alone, learned new things, had up, had downs, celebrated, grieved, argued, loved, made good decisions and made bad decisions. Most of all, I’ve learned. I’ve grown and I’m so grateful I was chosen to make it through 2012. 

Last but not least, I’ve grown to lean more on God. I’m not exactly where I should be, but I’m one step closer. To 2012: You have given me such a challenging, yet overcoming experience.  One more year to added as well as wisdom and knowledge. Now we are at the end, I can surely say, goodbye 2012. 

With everything that has happened, I challenge 2013 to be an even better year than 2012. Hello, 2013! I hope you are up for the challenge! I won’t make any resolutions because those tend to fade away. However, I will make a promises. I promise to grow my relationship with God, be more giving, more attentive and more conscious. I promise to just love and live life more than I did in 2012. Beat that 2013!

Step Out To See In

Some recent events that I originally thought were good situations turned out to be hurtful and have become learning experiences. I was holding on to things and doing things because I thought they were the right things to do. People were getting chance after chance. This is because God continually gives us chance after chance with no questions asked. Shouldn’t we do the same? Not if it makes our sight blurry.

I was told by an elder that some times our vision is cloudy when we are in certain situations. We become so caught up in how or why that we often bypass the what aspect.  We have to be mindful of what it is we did to get in that situation.

It is because of our own actions and decisions that influence the ultimate outcome.  It can become so routine to express our frustration and create excuses of why. I had to tell myself that the why is because of me. I had to remove myself from the situation in order to see exactly what was happening.

Too many times people say do this or do that. But we end up doing the opposite. Why?  Because we can’t see or understand why. Take a moment to remove yourself. It will be a moment of self evaluation and you’ll be able to see things with 20/20 vision.