I have given 2012 a big smack on the lips goodbye and welcomed 2013 with open arms in beautiful Bali. 2012 has been a year for the record books. It started out rocky, had some small pebble slides and is ending smoothly like the sand beneath my feet. As I think back I realize that it seems that every year has its ups and downs. It’s a way of life. We all have happy moments, sad moments, angry moments and ecstatic moments. You name it, we have them. When we’re going through those not so great moments we sometimes think, “why does this have to happen to me?” or “will I ever get a break.” In the end we all have to pick ourselves up and get on with our lives. Look at the positives we have in life and learn from those moments that we usually want to forget. I’m not going to say everything happens for a reason cause sometimes things in life just plain suck and just don’t seem fair, but I will say that whatever happens know that you can get through it. So as you begin this year, some of you with your long list of New Year’s Resolution’s make sure that one of those resolution’s is to get back up no matter what because as much as we would like to think that we are going to have the perfect year ever. It just doesn’t work that way. We’re human. We have crappy things happen to us and sometimes we make mistakes, but we all get up. So for my ONE resolution for 2013 is to always get back up! Yeah you may think it’s me being negative nelly, but in reality even when things are going great I know it’s because I got back up.
I sign-off with a quote perfect for this setting in Bali…
“Happiness is the consequence of personal effort. You fight for it, strive for it, insist upon it, and sometimes even travel around the world looking for it. You have to participate relentlessly in the manifestations of your own blessings. And once you have achieved a state of happiness, you must never become lax about maintaining it. You must make a mighty effort to keep swimming upward into that happiness forever, to stay afloat on top of it.”
― Elizabeth Gilbert, Eat, Pray, Love
Happy New Year Friends & Family!