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Sometimes it is nice to reflect other times it is nice to let go as fast as you can

Tuesday, January 01, 2008

What an interesting year. As I look back I have so many moments that are really hard to label, both with emotion or what meaning they had on my life.

Clearly I have learned this year! I have grown, I have become someone that I was not the year before. I was challenged, stretched and exasperated... I had joy, thanksgiving, laughter, tears, sorrow and sadness.

I am ever so thankful that New Years is celebrated. It forms and end, closes a chapter or finalizes a section of ones life. With the celebration I can let go of what has come and gone, times struggled through and moments my heart broke. I can let those go. In the same breath I can say the celebration binds the memories, saves the journey and makes real the knowledge and growth I have found. I can hold onto that.

I will say I look ahead. I see all the potential of the year ahead. I see that my heart can break and be healed, I see that knowledge will help me grow, I see that challenges don't break me and that the joys and laughter of the year ahead is the fuel that keeps my spirit running.

I have never been one to make a resolution for New Years. This year though I make a realization...

Tears of joy or sorrow grow me stronger.
Laughter makes my spirit soar.
Heartbreak gives me the opportunity to help others.
The unknown ahead is always an opportunity to become stronger.
Today I love because it is good.
Tomorrow I will love even if it is sad,
although it may take awhile to see that I can love it.
This year is mine to share with everyone I know.

  1. Blogger Tara said:

    That was beautifully written Margie.

  1. Blogger Jodi said:

    I hope 2008 brings great things into your life Margie.

    Oh and you have been tagged! ;) Go check out my blog for details.

  1. Blogger Lori Jolliffe said:

    May you be Blessed in 2008:)

    That was lovely.

  1. Blogger miranda said:

    beautiful margie!!

    i love the realization idea!

    ps. maybe you could be our lyricist for our band!?

    love you girl!!!!

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