We’ve had our Happy New Year, and have embarked on the journey of 2017. I had an email conversation today with someone who was thankful they had not yet made any mistakes in the new year, and I responded with the cover up for my last mistake of 2016.
In January we all strive to be our best, make an attempt to meet our goals and focus on the resolutions we’ve made. We make this a very important start to our year, but what if what we need is just a simple phrase? We spend all our efforts planning what we want to happen in the upcoming year and hopeful we will reach our goals and be happy. Is it possible that just a few words can accomplish this task?
I’ve been inspired by a phrase whispered to me and I think her words will forever be with me, as simple as it was. While walking down a hall, I said good night to someone and her response was ” have a good everything” . It literally stopped me in my tracks.
You can’t get any better than that phrase. There is no room for negativity, it is weeping positive. I decided to try it out today and the response was ” thank you for putting a smile on my face”. It actually worked!
2017 is a really big year for me. Last year of my spousal support which leads to the first year of taking care of myself financially. I will be joyful in knowing that it has finally come to a close, at times it was a thorn in my side.
I began 2017 with a spiritual retreat as I have the past couple of years and this time felt different. I wasn’t as upset and I could focus on why I was there. I felt strength, comfort, and pride. Pride was a word I never thought I could even speak since it all unfolded. But I have it. I have pride in the fact that I was not bitter, I never bashed or spoke ill of my life events. Instead I harnessed the power of prayer, love and spirituality to become who I am today.
Part of my 2017 is to glean. Last night I went through a box and inside I found a letter which I wrote to myself 1/23/2011 as part of a renewal. It’s not the first time I’ve read it but it was different. The bulk of the letter was no longer significant, then I got to the last sentence and it really hit me “take the tools that God has given you, stay on this path and you will find peace”.
How did the ME in 2011 know that the ME in 2017 was going to need to read that? And how did the lady know that her words “have a good everything” would touch me as they did?
It really doesn’t matter. What matters is that I am almost done! It may sound silly but my alimony has put a strain on me, I want to be free of that relationship and I’m almost there. I have just enough time to pay debt, save for a condo and take my mom on a once of a lifetime vacation. I think I have planned the year out pretty well!
While I’m doing it I will be counting my blessings walking in God’s grace and focusing on having a good everything.
Did you feel harnessed by your divorce? please share.