I haven't blogged as frequently as I promised myself I would, but I felt that I couldn't let 2011 slip away without a nod if recognition. And while I am not one of the many who are stockpiling canned goods, bottled water and burying weaponry in the desert to prepare for the end of the world, I cannot ignore the nudge in my gut that says prepare. Prepare for what, I have no idea. But with a year of such political change (has anyone else noticed the volume of deaths of leaders that has a history of conflict with the USA?), such technological advances, and more--it is certain there will be a great deal more change ahead than many are comfortable with. As one who understands that I have little to no control over the change, I ask you-why worry about it? Energy spent worrying is energy taken away that could be used to be in the present, to enjoy life now.
The birth of my great-nephew and niece have reminded me of how important it is to remain present. When we are stuck in our heads, we miss so much! Each laugh, tear, and breath is precious-regardless if you are 6 months old, or 90 years old. LIFE is precious. It is our purpose on this planet, to live.
On this New Years Eve, I challenge each of you to make a promise to yourself to practice being present this new year. Do not allow yourself to become so rooted in fear in your life that you stop living. Take chances, step outside of your comfort zone, and tell people you love them. Don't wait, for tomorrow may never happen. All we have is this moment...
I am using this moment to enjoy my margarita as I embrace 2012 with open arms, and shout "I am ready!"
...I am ready.
Much Love-and as always, life fearlessly.