Updated: Feb 6, 2019
With every year that passes, I reflect on what was learned, and I seek to build upon it. For me, 2018 was the “Year of Intentionality.” I was very intentional in cultivating new friendships and partnerships, spending quality time with my family and friends, all while following through with goals that I set for my business; something felt different about how I approached 2018 then years prior. I’ve always written down my list of resolutions: starting with the standard of working out consistently, daily prayer and meditation, and building my savings.
The year 2018 taught me that by creating a theme for the year, ultimately helps me to stay focused.
Grateful to have made it into 2019, I’m excited for what this year will bring. I’ve decided this year’s theme will be the “Year of Surprises.” I’m not exactly sure what is to come, but I feel a sense of positive expectancy. I will look at ways to surprise and bring joy into others’ lives, and in return, the same will be brought to me. Giving 2019 the theme of “Year of Surprises,” will help me be mindful throughout the year of all the times where I’m surprised, or I surprise someone through a word or deed.
I’m certain 2019 will come with its own set of challenges, obstacles, and disappointments so, knowing this, I have to decide whether I’m going to live in faith or fear of what the future holds. I choose faith!
Every day of this year I will set aside time to speak reaffirming words to myself. I will support causes close to my heart, and I will look for ways to bring a smile to others through surprises big and small. I’ve learned that the biggest obstacle most of us have to overcome is within us. You have to decide to adopt the attitude that you aren’t going to let life’s issues take you off course, which have proven to be one of the best life lessons. Since we're at the beginning of the year, there is no better time than now to reflect on what you want your theme to be for 2019.
When you do choose your theme, go about living it through every single day. You will be surprised at how much more meaningful the 365 days of this year will turn out to be. It may not be the “Year of Surprises” for you, but whatever it is make it good! Happy New Year!