As 2014 comes to an end, I keep thinking about this Abraham Lincoln quote:
2014 brought me many joys. And many sorrows. I was given relief and stress. Success and failure.
But most of all, 2014 brought me perspective. This year was a year of growth and change. I was given the opportunity to step away from my self and learn. This year, I learned that what seems bad, even if it is, could be much worse. While I may be sad, someone somewhere else, could be experiencing a much greater sadness. So, in short, 2014 taught me to appreciate.
I choose joy. I choose to see the bright side. I choose to only allow a sorrow, a hardship, a complaint to cross my mind…not to stay.
For 2015, I will work to turn my down times into up. To help those who feel low, find their high. And to continue to seek out the joy in each day. I will remember that everything happens for a reason. I will work to find the reason, find the lesson, and grow.
Happy New Year!