A page from my journal…
The flight attendant announces that we should “expect unpredictable turbulence.” As we flew into the unknown, I could not help but reflect on this past year. The cornerstone of this time has been unpredictable turbulence. Many moments were smooth. Others, however, were times to hang on tightly as the world beneath me rocked; throwing me off balance. Through it all, I kept plugging away at my year of gratitude.
November Year in Review Retreat
November is my month for reflection and planning for the next year. I look back at the past year and reflect. I ask myself:
- Where do I sense hope, encouragement, and growth areas in my life?
- What were the highlights?
- What are the growing edges?
- Who helped me achieve my goals?
By taking an honest look back over the last year, I am able to see which activities and occasions have produced rich fruit. I am determined to give those areas both time and space in the 2016.
I also look at the disquiet and rough edges by asking:
- What did not work as planned?
- Why did this happen?
- What lessons did I learn?
Part of this grace-filled time is choosing a word theme for the new year. I have been dong this since 2008. I take time during the retreat to look back over my words and note the profound affect each had on my life at the time and moving forward. This post looks back at my words and thoughts on each.
I feel the need to step up my game and reach for security. I believe deeply that there is enough for everyone. I am open to all the good and abundance the universe has to offer. I am prepared to be deliberately mindful of all opportunities in all facets of my life moving forward. I have worked hard to be where I am today, and I intend to reap the rewards of that labor. I finally believe in my mind, body, and spirit that I deserve the best and I no longer have the need to delay my good. It is not about my worthiness, but about acceptance and vision.
I love to watch the hand of God at work in my life. He is the great director who always places the people and things in my path at the exact moment I need them. Living within GRATITUDE for all the little blessing, all the big blessings, and all those in between blessings, has delivered me to this place. Clinging tightly to my faith in God, I have reached a space of peaceful acceptance. I continue to grow and expand my consciousness as I relax into the being that I am.
I give thanks for my life and all that I am and the unpredictable turbulence that keeps me on my toes.