The end of a year: Goodbye 2016!
It’s almost here: the end of 2016! It seems that most of the people I speak to talk about how happy they are about the end of this “dreadful year”… I have to be honest, 2016 has indeed been quite a challenge, to say it mildly!
I guess I am like most of us who think this year brought a lot of difficulties and disillusionment. But amidst all of the darkness, there were a few rays of light that would pierce the veil of shadows.
Recently we have experienced a wave of deaths in the Hollywood world to seal this preposterous year. This is an accurate representation of the stupor people were hit with throughout the year. So many senseless events have marked our lives in 2016.
There is no explanation for this mess. Some of us refuse to see any positive and say boldly that they are not ready to choose a brighter side. It’s perfectly normal and understandable: we need to grieve a bit, it’s a process. But to stay there? Hmmm…..
2016 managed to have us live senseless acts of violence by the very people who should be preventing them. And then there was the death of many powerful progressionists. We suffered heartbreaks, losses, unbelievably stressful US elections, and much more…
I get it. With the negative coming at us from all different angles without allowing time for a breather, we are at the end of our rope. 2016 has been a crazy year and we cannot wait for it to end.
I also subscribe to the thought that 2016 was a rough year. But I submit to you that it was a year of learning and flexing my prayers muscles. Due to this year of pain, some are a lot more thoughtful, careful, aware, and awake.
For many, the lights just went on in 2016. They realized how precious life is, how worthy they are, what they need to do as they move forward, because of some crazy tragedy in 2016.
So how will you choose to see 2016 as it ends?
Will you see how the dreadful times helped you grow? What positive changes will you make as you recover from disappointments and hurt in 2016?
Well, if there is something to be said about this year, it’s that it has taught us how to circumvent the different holes on our roads. There are some who will take a different road altogether! Hahaha!
I know, it’s not funny… I am grasping at some element of positivity. You know, there are quite a few of them on our paths if we pay attention to them.
So here is what I have decided to do: I have been seeking the rays of light tucked into each horrible moments of this year. No, I don’t think that we should run away from reality. However, if THIS is reality, then I must look at it from different perspectives to have a complete picture, right?
The horrors were spewed onto us, but what we learned was how to clean up properly from the filth thrown onto us. We suffered major injustices, but maybe we learned how to defend ourselves and forgive. Been plagued with seemingly insurmountable stress, but we finally cut out the toxic people in our lives. Were provoked in the most insidious or blatant ways, but we learned to starve the fire of hell and chose Peace.
So blow by blow, event by event, instead of building resentment against all the craziness experienced this year, I am looking for gold nuggets. There MUST be something good SOMEWHERE!!!
I am grateful that it’s gradually making a little of sense to me as I reflect. Working on equipping myself for 2017 includes continuous improvement and devising a vision and action plans.
So here’s to getting wiser, being aware and awaken, loving and understanding, and transforming our lives for the better.
Here’s to an AMAZING 2017!!!
Wishing you tremendous abundance and blessings!