Thursday, December 22, 2016

Wow, does time ever fly, 2016 will soon be history!

I am astonished that it has been over six months since I last posted.  To be fair, much has transpired in the last half-year:  the death of my father in Ontario and subsequent arrangements and travel, accepting a full-time job in another Lower Mainland city entailing a crazy daily commute (I recently left this job for a variety of reasons and remain on excellent terms with the company, my boss and colleagues), and the general whirlwind of life as a head of household, deputy management of multiple properties and maintaining some semblance of life discipline in regards to health practices.

Enough excuses; once more I am in a position to reflect on the final days of 2016.  I recently immersed myself in the audiobook version of "The Secret" by Rhonda Byrne.  Most of the material was inspiring, compelling and extremely uplifting.  I remain skeptical of a few small sections where it seems that speculation was presented as scientific fact, but overall I highly recommend this work of auditory literature.  This is an excellent springboard from which to launch plans for the New Year:  "man becomes what he thinks about", and "what you think about and thank about, you will manifest".  If I am tired of seeing myself as an overworked, exhausted martyr, then it's up to me - and only me - to kickstart a new self-perception.

I recommend starting each day speaking out loud about the things you are grateful for.  If your housemates or partner overhear you - even better!  :-)  Start a trend of thanking!  Praise and bless all the wonderful things and people in your life, rather than obsessing and worrying about what you don't like or want.  "It is better to light a candle than curse the darkness".

How was 2016 for you?  What do you have planned for 2017?  How will you move forward to align yourself and your life in every way with the bliss you desire?