Reflecting On My Life in 2008 And Looking Forward to 2009

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As I sit here in my living room, just me and the hubby on this New Year’s Eve, I have been reflecting on the blessings of 2008.

There were times during the year that I did not feel this way. Maybe not so much that I wasn’t blessed but things happening in my life and the lives of my closest family members that I did not want to have to go thru.

The main thing was my daughter-in-law having brain surgery to remove a section of her brain that was causing seizures. She had to have this done in Gainesville Fl., which is a six hour drive from our home. She really went thru a rough time and I am so grateful tonight that she is doing good.

I know that life has no guarantees. This really hit home when my husband’s close and favorite nephew fell off of a building helping a friend rebuild their house that was destroyed by a hurricane. He was killed instantly….We just had to keep saying that he was doing something he wanted to do, and he did not suffer, that is what got us through that.

I know that when things are not the way I want them, I just have to feel my feelings and get to acceptance. It is ok to be angry or sad, but I know if I hang on to these negative feelings, I am not going to get to acceptance. Looking for the good in every situation always helps.

Reciting the Serenity Prayer is another way that I get thru whatever is going on. Sometimes, I even have to say it outloud so I can really hear it. The courage to change the things I can…..I know today that the only thing I can change is me and my attitude. Most times that is all that it takes. What a blessing it is just to know that.

There have been a lot of changes at my job of over 21 years. Some of these changes are good, and some are ones that I do not like. The good in this situation is that I have a job. This has been a year where so many people have lost their job. Once again I am blessed.

I have met and made some good friends in the internet marketing world. I was able to attend Willie Crawford’s Bootcamp in July and it was a great experience. I will be attending my second live event at the end of January in Atlanta. Willie is also a part of this as well as another one of my favorite internet marketers, Lynn Terry. This trip is going to be awesome! I am so grateful to be able to go to this. I am also grateful for my husband that says he does not mind me going, even though he does not have a clue what I am trying to do!

That is enough of my rambling for now. I send my prayers and thoughts to all people close and far, and wish everybody a new year filled with health, wealth, joy, and all the good things that this life has to offer. Just for today, I will be grateful!