Wow, can you believe it? It’s not only a new year, it’s a whole ne, decade.
Where have the last 10 years gone?
If your life is anything like mine, they have flown by. Do you remember where you were 10 years ago? I was in Florida, but for the life of me can’t remember where I was or what I was doing.
Life is happening so fast. Things come and go, friends, places, jobs. You might believe where you are now is where you’re going to be forever but then one day you look back and can’t even remember where you were.
I have made the best memories over the past 10 years, but there have been some hard times as well. 2019 was a doozy. And not just for myself. I have heard many stories of people going through hardships and struggles this past year. I want to believe the hard times have been to prepare us for the blessings that lay ahead.
Maybe we needed to realize that we could make it through anything, maybe we needed to see where our strengths lie or who are true friends were. Whatever reasons I/you, went through the struggles we did last year it’s time to shake it off and understand it’s a new year, and better yet a new decade. In 10 years you probably won’t even remember what you just walked through.
You will be happy to just still be walking.
So let’s celebrate the new decade not by making resolutions that we won’t keep but by making promises instead. A promise to try to keep looking ahead, a promise to understand life is ever changing and whatever you’re going through right now will change, hopefully for the better.
If life is wonderful for you right now than enjoy the moment. Spread some sunshine on people whose light might not be as bright as yours is.
This weeks challenge is try to remember where you were 10 years ago. Are you still in the same location? With the same person? Are you where you thought back then you would be now?
Think about the ups and downs you have had over the past 10 years. How many times did you truly believe you would not survive? How many times did you believe it couldn’t get better than that moment? How many times has it gotten better and how much better did it get?
This challenge is to help you understand that life is a continuous journey and 10 years from now so much of what you’re going through now won’t even matter. So do the best you can with what you have and live for the moment whenever possible. I bet when you do look back you will be more prone to remember the good then you will the bad, and the bad won’t be as bad in your memories.
So Happy New Year and New Decade and may the next 10 years be filled with visions of everything you ever desired. And may all the bad times fade off into the sunset as distant memories long forgotten.