The reality of my 2022 is I can write down AT LEAST one thing for each month that affected my family negatively. Health concerns. Home ownership woes. Pet ownership woes. Financial inconsistencies that come with being an entrepreneur. Car accidents. Grief. The world. 3 steps forward in an area. 4 steps back in another. So much so, it's been blocked out by the good! Missed the 5 steps ahead over there! I have to think entirely too hard to come up with 12 "goods" and it feels like I'm grasping at straws.
I also realized I spent much of my year with my mind focused on the wrong end of the "stick". I literally would say "what next?" and next horrible ass "next" would come. 😒🤦🏾♀️ There was and is good all around. I just didn't allow myself to see it. And I KNOW
BETTER! The power in the tongue is MIGHTY (Proverbs 12:18 ESV. Death and life are in the power of the tongue, and those who love it will eat its fruits.) and guess what... your THOUGHTS count too! (Proverbs 4:23 NCV, Be careful what you think, because your thoughts run your life.) In 2023, I vow to spend the future saying "what's next?" and expect positive. I have eyes for more. In 2023, I will spend each day becoming the change I want to see in MY world. Anyone who gets my company today gets the very best version of me... in my whole 21 years of adult life.
I don't REACT as much as I do RESPOND, today. Broken but healing. Compassionate but not a push over. I can admit I'm not perfect, there are things I don't know, and I'm willing to learn. I only speak on what I know. Not what I think I know. I ask questions for clarification because I want to make decisions based in truth and reality. If you must go, I will not try to convince you to stay. You must feel your life will be better without me in it and I sincerely love that for you! ❤️🙏🏽
I listen less than I speak although with MY people I speak often and freely. I'm open to what's to come and I pave my own way with God as my shield. I can't, don't, and won't do life alone. The big things are small things compounded and I wake up every day with genuine intention to make those small things count. I'm perfect in my imperfection. Made perfect by God's grace and mercy. I am a vessel of light in a world of darkness. I am here to BE "Make Me Better" in human form.
2023 will be better because I said so. 2023 I pray for a clearer mind, intentions, communication, better financial management, to be better mother to my girls, a deep requited love, to leave paralyzing fear behind, and increased focus and consistency in life and business. 2023 will be the year of "The Lifting". All that had been held back will be revealed. It WILL be beautiful! 🙌🏾❤️🙏🏽
Of course, when there are goals, there has to be a plan! At the close of each day of 2023 (but can be any time I feel like it), I will take accountability and leave myself a note in our new Positivity Jar of the great things I've encountered that were GOODT! 2024 I will be able to look back at more than just the down moments. It's up and stuck from here! We'll talk about the plans for the other mentioned goals in the days ahead.
Happy New Year everyone!