It's that time of year again where the gym memberships have increased drastically, journals have flown off the shelves, and honey buns have been replaced by fresh produce. Don't you just love it? Some may look at this time of year as a cliche with all of the goal setting, but there are a few who set reachable goals and accomplish them before years end. But this year I didn't make the cut for that team. However, I did make it on the team of people who achieved goals that they never thought to even set.
As I take a subliminal glance back on this time last year, I can honestly say that things are better. I'm learning new things, writing more, and developing good relationships...and getting rid of others. That's what it's been about for me. Another 365 day journey of unexpected hurt, lessons, love, change, adaptability, and growth. And with this, I'm happy. With very little knowledge of what may transpire in one's day, we have to take into account that many situations encountered will either be something that we've experienced or something that we haven't. This year, whether you've repeated a mistake or learned from one, embrace the passage because you made it with yet another journey ahead. When we travel naturally, we have a destination set in mind. We map out the less complicated route possible to avoid traffic or detours. Traffic embodies waiting. Detours involve change. In life most of us spend time trying to evade the two because we're comfortable with familiarity and anything set beyond our recognition has to be learned or our trust placed inside the hands of another who can properly guide us. Maybe we shouldn't be so hard on Eve. We seem to eat from the tree daily instead entrusting our traffic and detours to God.
Very little notice would be rendered around this time if our eyes were focused more on a Higher plan versus the plan that we've set for ourselves. It makes you think about what the real goals of the year were? Perception can make a circle appear never ending versus having a forever new beginning.
So during this time, please don't spend it being frazzled and discontent with yourself. Your goals, you'll eventually accomplish, but His goals will make it all worthwhile. Remember Progression isn't a destination but a starting point. Life will always be full of things to accomplish, goals to meet, and paths to cross. Don't spend time worrying about three things you weren't able to accomplish but more so on what you already have.
Have A Happy New Year!