I’m a little behind with my writing this year. Quite frankly, 2016 has been one of the toughest year for me.
Since beginning of December I have been thinking of how to wrap up this year’s blog. And…..nothing. My brain just wouldn’t focus on one specific topic to write about – and despite of all the negativity…I really want to end this year on a high note.
As this turbulent year comes to its close, I would rather want to focus the positives and the things I have learned throughout the year.
Here are the things I have learned this year. (Monthly excerpts from my journal)
- There is Triumph in Unanswered Prayers. This may seem weird to some, but this year I have come to understand the reason behind the unanswered prayer I had for years. Just be patient, there is always a reason behind.
- Happiness is synthetic. We always hear people say “Happiness is a choice.” It’s as simple as you either create it or you don’t.
- End things where there is no chance of improved future interactions. It’s always not easy to let go of things/people that we have grown attached to over the years. However, if despite our best efforts if the behavior or the situation remains the same. Maybe it’s time to re-evaluate and let go of the those toxicity in life.
- Inspire others. In order to nurture and inspire human spirit, one must be first and foremost an inspiration. This is probably one of the toughest lesson. If you’re not an inspiration…..then what are you?
- People will talk, let them. Learn to ignore those mundane village talk. The best defense is to smile and ignore. Remember, humans will never understand the language of the ants.
- It’s always easy to clean your mess when someone is helping. A mess is always easier to clean when you have someone helping you. Sometimes we rely too much in our independence and our ability to rationalize things, that we forgot to invite our Father to help us clean the mess … the mess that mostly we ourselves created.
- Tough days shouldn’t break your spirit.
- Stop comparing yourself with others. Take pride in the person that you have become.
- Failure is not the end. According to Winston Churchill, “Success consist of going from failure to failure without loss of enthusiasm.”
- What consumes your mind controls your heart. Have you ever thought that whatever you think the most will likely manifest in your life? Thus if you fill your mind with negativity, then negative things will follow you wherever you go.
- A small twinkle creates the brightest glow. Sometimes, the best things comes from small and most often underrated things in life.
- Better things are coming. I have learned that hope is one of the greatest virtue one could ever imbibe. Don’t give up on things….there is always hope of the better things to come.