You are braver than you believe, stronger than you seem and smarter than you think.
A. A. Milne – Winnie the Pooh
Some of my favorite quotes are from children’s literature. There’s just something about the simplicity in the way things are described that speaks to us all. This quote reminds me that all of us have a lot more going for us than we realize. As we start this new year of 2020, it really is a good year to “focus” on who we are and what we do best. I am a compulsive list maker so I invite you right now to make a list of all the things you do well and the things you do that give you a sense of fulfillment. Guess what? That’s who you are!
Now the more difficult question is, do you like your list? What would you add to your list if you could? Is there something you want to be better at doing? How can you make it happen? So many questions, right? Reflecting on where you’ve been and what you’ve accomplished is a good thing. I look back at all the health issues I’ve had to overcome in the past 10 years and think, Wow! How did I do that?
What’s even more fulfilling is taking a leap of faith and trying something new. It doesn’t have to be a life changing thing, just something new for you. I learned to play the dulcimer and it has brought me a lot of joy. I think I want to explore more about the benefits of yoga this year. So, I encourage you in 2020 to be brave, believe in yourself and remember that you ARE so much stronger and smarter than you think!
Blessings, Cindy J