Since the New Year begins tomorrow, I thought I'd share a sentiment that one of my neighbors sent me for my birthday (which was yesterday).
How To Make A Beautiful Life:
MAKE PEACE with who you are
and where you are
at this moment in time.
Listen to your heart.
If you can't hear what it's saying
in this noisy world,
MAKE TIME for yourself.
Enjoy your own company.
Let your mind wander among the stars.
Life can be messy and confusing at times,
but it's also full of surprises.
The next rock in your path
might be a stepping stone.
When you don't have what you want,
want what you have.
That's a well-kept secret of contentment....
...if you ever get lost, don't worry.
The people who love you will find you.
Count on it.
I don't have an attribution--my neighbor said someone once gave her this poem. But I hope the words inspire you for 2008.
Happy New Year, everyone!