"And when you smile
The whole world stops and stares for a while
'Cause girl you're amazing
Just the way you are"
For years, I have written New Years Resolutions that I believed would make me healthier, stronger, faster, more organized, patient, loving and happy. One year it was diet, the next year I would BQ. In 2011 I swore I would be more organized. 2012 was a year to give fully to others and 2013 was a year for growth and change.
Its natural that the turning of the calendar allows us to catch a glimpse of hope. We envision a time to forgive and forget. We close doors and open others. This is all good.
But this year, I'm taking a different approach. I read a quote recently by Steve Maraboli that states "Stop trying to fix yourself. You're not broken. You are perfectly imperfect and powerful beyond measure."
In my soul- in my essential self, I know I am immaculate. I recognize that I am a droplet in the universal ocean and that my life has an amazing and distinct purpose.
Do I always understand it? No.
Do I question it? Of course.
But this year I choose to BELIEVE that my life is perfectly imperfect just they way it is. This year I choose to let go and trust that while I may be a beautiful mess, I am not damaged goods.
This year I choose to be powerful beyond all measure, and in return I am free.