On the 1st day of 2018…I went walking on what was a bright, beautiful sunny morning. There’s nothing like beams of sunlight shining down on a frosty New Years day, to lead one to feeling hopeful about what lies ahead.
The dog and I ended up along a boulevard where I walked right into this sign. I couldn’t help but laugh, thinking how the Universe was wasting no time in sending me subtle messages. Clearly this one eludes to how I need to get moving a little more this year 🤣
So I bowed to the little stick man and carried on…but his image kept coming into my mind. I started thinking about those all important 1st steps we take as we embark upon a new year.
Everyone I know seems to be working towards some kind of change these days. A few are taking baby steps in a subtle direction, but I have other friends who are launching bigger steps toward more monumental and significant changes.
For some reason I’ve always struggled with the word “Change”. I used to think it was because I was a Taurus. When I finally decided to examine it a little more closely, I realized it had to do with my childhood,…as change always represented something big or drastic (thus not always positive or appealing).
I seem to work better with words like alter, enhance or improve upon…those always feel more realistic for me. Though I tend to resist big changes in certain aspects of my life…I find myself craving it in others.
But whatever we want to call it, isn’t the most important step we make towards any kind of change / improvement / alteration / enhancement etc…is that we have the Enthusiasm to do so?
Feeling energized and enthusiastic are powerful driving forces to successful change. Without them, the simplest of good intentions can be followed up by taking a very unintentional step back.
How often have you embarked upon a change with the feeling as though you HAD to make it? When it gets to that point, there’s already an almost pressure-like feeling as we step out of the starting gate. Wouldn’t it be far more rewarding to make a shift because we truly WANT to?
Perhaps that’s our real challenge in life…to find a way in taking those things we have to do, and turn them into things we really want to do.
So here’s to finding our enthusiasm as we go forward with whatever we set out to change this year. May it drive us to feel more positive and motivated as we take the next step forward…then the one after that…and the one after that.
For today friends…this is THE WORLD AS EYE SEE IT