2018

Dear 2018, I prophesy you to be – special, groundbreaking, fruitful.

Each of your 365 opportunities will be seen and treasured, embraced and used well.

I have envisioned what you are, and how special you will be. You are not going to be a wasted year filled with fears and mediocre actions, but instead, a year of hope and courage, of love and growth.

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You’ll feel my art within your hours, my words, thoughts and actions serenading you night and day. You’ll feel my strength in the activities I partake, and my impact in the knowledge I so willingly share.

I will embrace you by taking chances and going big. You will see me celebrating my victories and enjoying the fruits of my labor, and at other times shedding tears from countless misfortunes and rejections. Yet, I will not rest my laurels until none of what I hoped for becomes a reality. And definitely not until my reality gives birth to more dreams.

I’ll deck you with creativity as you faithfully open a fresh page for me each day. You’ll feel my art within your hours, my words, thoughts and actions serenading you night and day. You’ll feel my strength in the activities I partake, and my impact in the knowledge I so willingly share.

I’m not going to allow negative and insecure people enter my sphere of being.

You will see fruition of my personal projects, growth of my networks, strengthening of my relationships. This is to say, that I will continue putting good effort in finding the right people to form my circle, and nourish the bond amongst us.

Because I treasure you, I’m not going to allow negative and insecure people enter my sphere of being. I have no time for other people’s drama, gossip, insecurities and negativity. There are hundred other ways to use one’s time and surely, spending time with the wrong people is NOT one of them.

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I’ll consciously disconnect to connect

On the contrary, I want to inspire people. I want to share what I know, and help whenever I can. I want to continue writing stories that encourage people to live their lives positively and use their time well. I want to add value wherever I am and whatever my circumstances are.

At the same time, I’ll consciously disconnect to connect. There is certainly more to life than superficial social media updates or fabricated reality.  This will give me more time for reading, exercising, writing, studying, laughing and chatting with family and friends, meditating and praying, walking the dog, talking to strangers and all the other great things life offers. In this way, I connect more to my humanity and being, to the development of myself and to the gift of being in the here and now.

woman-girl-freedom-happy-39853Life begs to be experienced, appreciated and lived well, and you, 2018, will feel me the whole year through. My presence will mark you in the works I do, the people I meet, the lives I touch, the kindness I share, the smiles I give.

Under your watch, I find my footing, stand my ground, unfold my wings and break boundaries.

Under your watch, I find my footing, stand my ground, unfold my wings and break boundaries. The past year has challenged me from all directions, questioned my capabilities, broke my spirit. But God, I learned…a lot!

So here I am, refreshed and ready to try again.

Ice Cream PartyI prophesy you, 2018, to be special, groundbreaking and fruitful. I know that your 365 days are under my disposal and I choose to celebrate and appreciate you by doing my best and living life with more courage, kindness, love and hope.

Dear 2018, you are going to be my year. Amen.

Photos: Cathy Perez and Pexels

Written: 29 December 2017

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