As I said before (on this very same day, last year):
“For those of you who have been following, reading and enjoying each of my seven New Year revelations …. Thank You.
I would like to point out that they are not New Year Resolutions. I don’t make New Year Resolutions anymore. They are my own personal revelations. Epiphanies. Discoveries. In the past decade, I’ve faced some daunting challenges and heart-wrenching events. I’d like to think that I’ve handled them with dignity, compassion, grace, and humor. Always humor. It helps take the edge off.
So, the lessons that these “life tests” have taught me are my “revelations.” As I move forward with my life, I will use them as my guide. Wisdom has to be earned. For me, it’s a work in progress. I hope that they have inspired and even amused you. I hope that they have made you think long and hard.”
Here’s a synopsis (the numbers have a hyperlink back to each revelation post):
Revelation No. 1: LOVE — WITHOUT RESERVATIONS, CONDITIONS OR EXPECTATIONS
Revelation No. 2: KINDNESS IS CONTAGIOUS
Revelation No. 3: RESIST THE MAÑANA SYNDROME
Revelation No. 4: PRACTICE A LITTLE PATIENCE
Revelation No. 5: NEVER, NEVER ASSUME!
Revelation No. 6: UNDERSTAND THE DIFFERENCE BETWEEN “EMBRACE” AND “TOLERATE”
Revelation No. 7: TAKE A WALK ON THE WILD SIDE
And the journey continues. I believe that 2013 will be a renaissance of sorts. I know that I’m looking forward to tying up some loose ends in my life, having my book launched at the end of February, and taking time out to read, sharing precious moments with the creatures (two-legged and four-legged!) I love most, and … of course … dancing in the rain!
I wish you all a blessed, healthy and happy 2013 and may your own personal journey bring you deep fulfillment and wisdom. Remember, we are all — each of us — a work in progress!
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