Sunday, January 1, 2012

Happy 2012!






Happy 2012, Gorgeous Girls & Guys! 
As we say goodbye to 2011, a year (for me) filled with learning & growing, adventure, 1st year as as Wife (they always say the first year is the hardest & I've never believed it...until I lived it! But now...we are closer than ever & I have never been happier in love. Thank You, Jesus!), new home & new life in Texas, 1st full year as a Blogger, trials, triumphs, sadness, happiness, a major dream come true for me, a heart FILLED with more love than I could ever imagine...a wonderful year indeed. I thank God EVERY DAY for this year...and for this life I've been given. I will never take a day, a moment...for granted. Ever. I am so blessed to have THE MOST AMAZING Husband, Fur-Babies (D&G), Family, Friends, Career, Opportunities to change/touch lives, ... I am blessed far beyond measure, and grateful far beyond words. It's been a struggle, I have to say. To learn how to deal with such goodness, while so many people are struggling. Something I've had to learn to deal with, and to try my very best...to not feel guilty for the blessings in my life. I've learned to see it as a gift, and do my part to share this gift...with as many lives as possible. I believe with all my heart that we are all here for a purpose, and my purpose...is to shine my little light on this world, and touch as many hearts as I possibly can...while I'm here. I heard this song & it couldn't be more fitting...
We are ALL here for a purpose & we are all given certain "gifts", and it's up to us to make this life as beautiful as we can, for ourselves...and each other. My goal has always been to do my very best...to leave this world a little bit more beautiful than I found it, and to know that at least one life was better...because I was in it. In the end...that really is...what life is all about. Not the things we buy...but the relationships we make, and the hearts we touch. NOTHING else matters, or makes your life any richer...this I can promise you. Today is a brand new day...a brand new year...and you can do with it...ANYTHING you like! It is NEVER too late to make a change, or to be what you've always wanted to be. Today really is...the first day of the rest of your life! How do you want to live it? Be remembered? What have you always wanted to do? Become? Experience? The past is your past. Done & Gone. Try your absolute best to leave it there, and believe...really believe...that EVERYTHING did/does happen for a reason, and JUST AS it is supposed to. EVERYTHING...good  & bad that you experience, really truly does...make you exactly...who you are meant to be. I have lived it...and I can also promise you that! Mistakes are only mistakes if you keep making the same one. If you are learning...you are growing. There are no accidents. Only your life's plan unfolding. You are on this earth to do AMAZING things. To touch lives, inspire, dream, have abundance, to love & be loved, to encourage, & have your EVERY wish come true. There's no such thing as luck, or lucky people. We are all given the same opportunities...it's up to us to use them as we desire. That's the blessing & curse of free will. I have learned that NO ONE or NOTHING can  make it happen for you. YOU have to want it for yourself. The power is within you. If you want it...you CAN get it! It's as simple, and as difficult as that.  Stop beating yourself up, blaming, holding your head down...it's time for a change! It's time to take control of your life & make it ALL you've ever wanted it to be! Life is MUCH too short to wait ANY longer! The time is NOW! 2012 is YOUR year! Go out there & get it! I love you & I believe in you! 

"We will open the book. Its pages are blank. We are going to put words on them ourselves. The book is called Opportunity and its first chapter is New Year's Day."  
-Edith Lovejoy Pierce




A Brand New...EVERYTHING,





3 comments:

Blonde Episodes said...

Happy New Year friend! I see big things happening for you in 2012 gorgeous! Kori xoxo

Veronika said...

Oh Yeah???? Do tell! =) I see the very same for you, Sweetheart! Happy Brand New Year! Hope it's one of your very best...yet! XO

Heather said...

This is such a great post! Good job! The first year here was painful at times. Taming these "bachelor beasts" is hard work! BAHAHA! It only gets better and better! I hope you have the best year ever!