Hello 2015! Today is a blank slate. I know, I know January 1st is the day we declare to loose 10lbs, eat healthy, exercise more, spend/save money responsibly, etc. I have done my declarations too! Christmas is over. Time to get organized. Out with the old, in with the new. 2014 was a very trying year for me, and I was glad to say bye-bye! I am putting my best foot forward in 2015, starting with the re-reading of an old book. One of my favorite authors, Sarah Ban Breathnach, had a bestselling book “Simple Abundance“, and it was one of my most treasured books. She told us how to find the sacred in the ordinary. A blessing to be read, one for every day of the year. I think I read that book for 7 years straight. Each year telling myself I didn’t need to read it again. Come January, though, I would find myself picking that book up just one more time and finding something new every single time I read it. But her next book, “Peace and Plenty” was a book I could really relate to! After making a fortune with “Simple Abundance”, she lost everything – money, health, and fell on hard times. I read “Peace and Plenty” several years ago when my finances first started taking a downward spiral. I picked up this book again today, four years later, and my situation has not improved, and in fact, has gotten significantly worse! Little did I know, what was in store for me! I have a COMPLETELY different perspective having started this book again! So much has changed: Lost job, wages, house, cars, health problems. But all of that is behind me now. Time to stare anew! For the first time in a long time I look forward to each new day and can be grateful for the hardships that have taught me life’s lessons, as well as being grateful for the small things – like grandkids!! Who are the joy of my life!
Funny how life takes us in different directions. And it is really true…..it’s not so much the circumstance, or the problem that arises, it is how we re-act to it that is most important. Starting today I will be practicing counting my blessings, as well as my cents/sense and celebrating life’s little moments. Remembering that abundance and lack cannot co-exist. I will remind myself of life’s biggest lesson: Keep calm, and carry on!