In 2019, I want happy to be my default feeling.
And happy feelings are always preceded by happy thoughts.
Why – especially at this time of year – do we milk the drama that is so readily available from sad songs (Blue Christmas, anyone?) or the lack of Christmas cards or presents under the tree?
Sadness, loneliness, depression, anxiety, fear…I spent way too many holidays (and every other days) letting these negative emotions dig a groove in my soul. Filling in those grooves with a new pattern of happy thoughts, positive feelings, good memories and believing the best about people (including myself) has been my mission in 2018.
Paving over the potholes in our soul takes effort, but it makes the road ahead less bumpy.
We have the power to not let our pasts dictate our futures. Let’s stop expending energy on what went wrong before and instead start charting a new course, built on a foundation of loving ourselves MORE.
One of my favorite teachers, Esther Hicks, talks about when she first started using a GPS to navigate road trips. They were on their way and her husband, Jerry, said, “You know…we’re going in the wrong direction.”
Esther said, “That’s not possible! I know I put everything in the GPS perfectly. Let’s go back to where we started and figure out where it went wrong.”
Jerry listened and gently replied, “Or we could just start going the right way starting from where we are.”
Oh! That makes sense.
Don’t spend time as this year ends bemoaning where you got off track or how far away you may be from where you want to be.
Start, right here, right now on the new path.
The happy path.
The path you deserve.
It’s a choice, and the power is OURS.
Final thoughts on power and the new Word of the Weeks (which is actually a Word for the Year) are right here:
Happy and merry thoughts and lots of love are coming your way. Thanks for taking the journey with me this year!