As we finish 2021 and start 2022, our life is like a sliding puzzle. Remember playing those games when we were kids? There are many unknowns as the days / months unfold. We have goals, but we’re not clear in which order they will be fulfilled.
We might think the answer to WHAT (in our lives) comes FIRST; however, maybe WHO comes FIRST and then we slide WHAT to the bottom to make room for WHERE.
Our puzzle will continue throughout the year with WHO, WHAT, WHERE, WHEN, WHY and HOW sliding around until all questions in our life are finally answered and goals fulfilled.
May your puzzle of LIFE unfold the way you would like it to!
Wishing YOU a healthy, loving, adventurous and prosperous New Year!
I’m excited to start a new year. Each year, we all wonder what lies ahead of us. Would be great if we had a crystal ball to give us direction, but we don’t.
Which made me think, as we set our goals for 2019….
What if we had ONE WISH that could be granted each year, WHAT would that be?
I’m thinking about that. What is the BIG accomplishment, miracle or surprise that I would like to happen this year. Right now, I feel like I am sitting by the ocean and the water is so vast, I can’t see any islands in site AND that is what I need, to be able to see at least “one island,” and then I will know my direction.
So, I am OFF to contemplate my BIG WISH!
AND YOU… What is YOUR big wish? Say it out loud, write it on a paper, or just think of it. We ALL have different ways of putting out to the Universe what we would like. Do what works for you, but DO IT and let’s see what happens!
On to 2017! I am excited to start the new year. Of course, there is reflection on 2016… what we accomplished, what we might have missed out on, happy moments, challenging ones, and more.
My biggest challenge was being laid off my job. Very humbling experience. At the same time, I made some great friends from the job where I got laid off! Life is full of surprises that way. One minute we are sad, the next we are “grateful!”
As we create special goals for 2017, I want to share with you an article from DailyGood.org’s website called, “What Will The Theme of Your Life Be In 2017?, by Kira M. Newman. I found this article interesting, because Newman says that in order to “be happy” our goals must fall into one of three themes (Communion, Agency or Redemption). Basically, our goals are either focused on family/friend/community (Communion), or we are driven to be successful (Agency), OR we have a year where something sad happens, but in the end we turn the situation around (Redemption).
For sure, last year was a Redemption year for me, while this year will be an Agency year. I’m writing a children’s picture book and my goal, like most writers, is to proudly tell you one day soon that I have a contract!
So, if you are a goal setter, take a minute to read Newman’s article and choose your theme for the year! Where are “you” headed in 2017!