Start shaping your future
So it is 2018 and I think I'm ready. I received my "year in a book" from facebook and the background is all of these pixelated shapes. It made me think of the different forms each day takes on as we travel through 365 of them. Forms we cannot conceive of yet, can't control, and yet, they are a challenge to prepare to be our best selves, be spontaneous and thankful for each moment of every day. These varied shapes and forms will bring up feelings and moods that we have to navigate. Give yourself the gift of feeling whatever it is, and letting it go. Your feelings deserve to be recognized and acknowledged and freed. Don't let them affect your day to day choices.
And finally, have a little faith. We live in a cynical, mean world that doesn't believe in much of anything. I am fortunate to have faith in a God who has never let me down and never left my side. Even and especially when I don't deserve it. But instead he showed me forgiveness. He has given me loads of grace and mercy and loved me through thick and thin. And because of that, I have the capacity to do the same for others.
Here's to a wonderful 2018!