Hello my Woodlawn Villager family. Let me first begin by wishing you all a prosperous and healthy new year. I really hope that you read the title again before moving forward with what I have to say. Make this a year like no other. Reflect on last year goals versus this new one. Ask yourself are there any similarities or outstanding differences? Sometimes it’s good to think of what you could have done differently, only if it’s going to lead you towards better planning.
If you were satisfied with the last 12 months I applaud you. On the other hand, if you see where things might have been better, I applaud you even more, because you now realize you have to do more. Of course, that’s going to entail thinking, planning and maybe some research. The bottom line is – make this year count for something. Make this be the year that you put aside any apprehensions or fears and move forward toward your goals. I don’t like the phrase “bucket list” at all, because it comes from old saying of “kicking the bucket”, which we all know is not positive. So, let’s rename that list into what turns you on. Think of some happy purposeful phrase and let that be your list for this year
Only a fool keeps repeating his behavior, expecting different results. So, this year, let your mindset be one of no foolishness. This year’s success is right in front of you. Don’t go through life without a plan hoping for the best. There will always be things that you can do to make life a little better. Just knowing that we have the freedom and the right to make choices is such a gift. Don’t squander it. Embrace opportunities that are presented to you and move forward full throttle. As I keep saying, “Our children are watching us”. Even though the news sometimes makes it seem there is only chaos around us, look deeper and find the good. Prayer and faith have sustained us all these years and this year is no different. So, make, this year to count for something. Don’t let it go by and then 12 months later look back with regret. Break the cycle of indecisiveness and replace it with spiritual fortitude. Get your career and life in order. Pray for what you want and then be willing to work for it. Make this year count! Until next time my family, stay warm and love one another.