Everyone needs a pat on the back, so to speak. Here's an opportunity for me to give myself some kudos for a change.
December 17 - Lesson learned. What was the best thing you learned about yourself this past year? And how will you apply that lesson going forward? (Author: Tara Weaver):
Over the last few months I have devoted myself to making changes to improve my life. I immersed myself in reading a number of self-help novels. I even took notes on some of the books that really clicked with me; treating them as a valuable resource with lessons to remember. I spent some time purging my thoughts via my blog. Writing my blog has been a source of cheap therapy for me. I really made an effort to forgive myself and my part in creating such a painful past. I gave up being a victim. I've learned to let go of the negativity. I've learned to embrace the power of my mind in creating the future I want. I've asked the universe to help me visualize and create the image of my ideal life. I've learned the importance of gratitude; acknowledging what is 'right' in your life and showing appreciation for the things or people you value in your life.
For a long time, years, I've been stuck in this mode of negativity and depression. I felt like I was stuck in quicksand and the more I reached my hand out for help, the more I sunk, deeper and deeper. But, I learned this year that if you dig deep and scream loud enough, you can change your situation.
The best thing I learned about myself this past year is that when I develop a goal, and use the power of my mind to visualize the end result, I can achieve many things. The Universe recognizes our request and feeds on the energy that we put on things.
Going forward, I am confident that the goals I put much value in and great energy towards are achievable. I will apply the lessons I learned about: healing, letting go, gratitude, and positive imagery. I realize I have more power and control on the outcome of any situation in my life. I will view my future positively and utilize the resources to create my ideal life and achieve what is important to me.