As I sit here the morning of New Year's Eve, staring at my computer screen having just realized that I'm going to spend yet another day without work for my full time job my thoughts would normally turn to something less than productive. Ohhhh, say the world is coming to an end and I am going to have a panic fest-type of thought process. After all, if I don't work, I don't get paid.
However, I decided to change that pattern (which, by the way is going to take some real effort on my part) and review the past year and all that I am thankful for. I have been truly Blessed by the most amazing people coming into my life in 2010. You know who you are...the ones who have believed in me and supported me, and lifted me up when I was down...you, who listened to my woes, heard me cry, made me laugh...I Bless each and every one of you! My heart overflows with gratitude and Love for you all. While this past year has been one of great pain and challenges for me, it has also been a year of revelations, releases, opportunities and great joy!
I also realize that my world is not comprised of only me...I have been blessed with the opportunity to reach out and connect with some of our men and women in the Armed Forces overseas through the Cup of Joe program of greenbeans.com. What a truly amazing, courageous, self-sacrificing group of people! I am truly blessed to have had the chance to give back to them just a little bit of home and hope. May each and every one of them return home safely.
I have made it through another year...and believe me, dear friends, THAT is saying something! So, tonight when I have finished working at my 2nd part-time job I will come home and light a few candles for each and every one of you. I will pour myself a glass of sparkling wine and I will raise it to all of you...in your honor. Thank you, my Light givers...thank you for the opportunity of meeting each one of you and having you bless my life with your presence and energies! May each of us see and be a part of a Peace-Filled, Happy, Joyous, Healthy, Prosperous, Abundant, Love-Filled, Laughter-Filled year of Promise! Light and Brightest Blessings to each and every one of you! Happy New Year!