It is so easy to say thank you but gratitude is to another level. Appreciation for what was, what is and what is expected to be is all i can think of right now. Family, friends, colleagues, acquaintances, business partners even haters, all make and influence your life one way or the other. They influence the little changes in you that builds up over time and makes you who you are. Ofcourse you have the willpower and instinct to sieve out the bad influences but all the same they build your experience and in a way make you wiser.
Quarrels and misunderstandings though may seem terrible at the time but looking back at them after resolutions not only makes you laugh but also brings to realization that without them your life may be boring and without spice. They make your exercise your ability to forgive and forget and brings to mind what the Lord does for us on a daily basis by forgiving our trespasses. They also bring people closer with understanding. Don’t forget, Resolution is very important for peace of mind.
Various achievements of the year make you proud and disappointment of not achieving your goals makes you sober, but SMILE, 2014 is another opportunity to dazzle the world if only you work harder at achieving those goal in the new year. Don’t push yourself so hard over the extreme, as somethings are just not meant to be.
Regrets and Mistakes are normal. No one is perfect you know, but learning from them makes the difference. Though no one wants to learn from their mistakes, I for instance would prefer learning a lesson or two from the mistakes of others rather than having to make the mistakes myself but life for everyone is different so also are our encounters. Our different encounters bring about possibly different mistakes with different lessons to be learnt.
For those who experienced some form of loss in 2013, take heart and be strong. Sorrow may last for a while but joy comes in the morning( 0r in 2014 you might say). Have faith, all will be renewed.
Treasure those who give you unsolicited advice for they see things you don’t and help point you in the right direction. Keeping an open mind is the best way to deal with unsolicited advice as they could be annoying sometimes especially if you’re an opinionated person.
Happy for couples who tied the knots in 2013 even though it wasn’t mine, my turn would come soon. Seeing couples happy and in-love on the alter just makes my head spin with admiration so bad I find myself blushing more than the bride (I cant help myself, I just love LOVE!).
I’m grateful for all that I am, all that I have and all that is to come. Appreciate all the people connected to me one way or the other. Ekene loves you all! Mwah!
As the image reads, ‘IF YOU HAVE NOTHING TO BE GRATEFUL FOR CHECK YOUR PULSE’. Na serious matter be that oh.
May LOVE, JOY and PEACE abide in your hearts as you usher in the new year.