It is the beginning of a brand new year. You may not feel like you have a lot to celebrate, especially if you are in the midst of an ugly divorce or a divorce that you did not want in the first place. We often think of the New Year as a new beginning. A chance to start fresh. Remember that every second of your life is a chance for you to choose to have a new beginning. Celebrate You – the woman you have been as well as the woman you are becoming!
Celebrate your strengths. You are truly a strong and courageous woman. You are strong enough to handle any and every challenge that life throws at you. You are you for a reason. How many strengths can you discover about yourself? Maybe you are a good daughter, mother, friend or employee. Other strengths may be that you are a good cook, photographer or writer?
Celebrate your lessons learned. Life is full of lessons. Some of them are pretty tough to go through and you may not really like them. You may never know the reasons why you suffer, however you can discover hidden gems beneath the pain, even though you may need a magnifying glass to see them. These lessons have helped you to become the woman you are today.
Celebrate your past. Every person you have encountered, every moment of joy and sorrow, every word that you have heard or read has ALL been therefore a reason. Your past is uniquely yours, no one has ever experienced every situation that you have had in the same way as you. Figure out a way that your past can enrich your own future or the lives of others.
Celebrate your today. Every moment of every day you are making choices. Choose to live today to the fullest. Take in the beauty that surrounds you. What do you see, feel, hear, smell and taste? What can you be grateful for right now in this particular moment in time?
Celebrate your future. Know that you have the ability to create a future that will be full of peace, joy and happiness. This isn’t to say that you will never experience pain, however it is possible to choose peace and joy in midst of the pain. Your future is whatever you choose it to be. You are writing your future by what you are doing today.
Celebrate You today and every day. There is no one like you and that makes you VERY special! Be proud of who you are and don’t compare yourself to others. Accept the decisions that others have made. Be kind to yourself. Love yourself. Concentrate on the one thing that you can control – YOU in the present moment.