OK, so January is officially over.
I started out to have a Magnificent year. It took a swift and unexpected turn and I found myself struggling to read my compass. The death of my daughter after a 6 year battle with breast cancer came sooner than we expected. We knew her fight was nearing its end, but how I now realize, with her weakened immune system it suddenly was over. I never want to relive January 2020. As I now take a deep breath and try to access the fallout, I am feeling a lovely breeze as all those New Year’s resolutions flew by you and right out the window. Never before in my life have I felt the need to regroup like I do now.
Being Magnificent doesn’t just happen… it’s a it’s an evolutionary process.
Although there is something magical about putting your best foot forward at the beginning of a fresh new year, as shown to my by the last two weeks of my life, it’s easy to get sidetracked. But I don’t want to fall into the trap of telling myself that this wasn’t meant to be “my” year. And now, as I try to embrace my life over again, I refuse to start believing that maybe I don’t have what it takes. Because that’s just plain wrong.
Maybe I haven’t accomplished everything I set out to do in life in the last 30 days. Big deal. Whether your last 30 days have been as horrific as mine or just a little off balance, we are still extraordinary beings with immeasurable potential. And even if we’re not exactly where we hoped we would be, we need to understand this: over-the-top amazing people don’t just happen, they evolve… one step at a time.
Best part is that it’s not a race!
There is still plenty of time this year to put our dreams into action, because we can start over any day we choose. So, regroup, reorganize, and rethink those resolutions. In the process, we just may come up with an even better plan filled with more magic, sparkle, and shine than you ever dreamed before. And now, having survived the worse nightmare any parent goes through, I have emerged ready to tell both God and the world that nothing will stop me from pressing forward with faith and conviction to light up the world. I still believe that life is what we make it and I intend to make it ridiculously amazing and nothing can stop me.
It really is a good year to make your life and your actions into a story worth telling. Join me and start now!