If I had a choice I would have avoided much of what I have encountered this year. In hindsight I realise although this wasn't the year I wanted, it was the year I needed.
Anyway! This blog entry isn't really for philosophising or reflecting. I'm writing this blog principally for three reasons.
Firstly to say thank you to every single one of you who has continued to support to this blog throughout this year. It means a lot. The comments, emails, Facebook messages, tweets....everything! Thank you! I appreciate you all, you're an incredible group of people. For various reasons my posting has been sporadic at times and thank you for your patience. In 2011, I'm going to keep blogging, push my boundaries and write better entries for you all to read. Thanks for your support with "The Tip", which in 2011 will continue to evolve and grow, take better shape and become everything I know it can.
Secondly, I'd like to thank all the people in my life that helped me in the aftermath of my car accident. My parents, sisters, immediate family and friends, you are all amazing. Thank you for your patience, support and kindness. And though he's definitely not reading, a big thank you to my ophthalmologist. A man who has the unique ability to help his patients see the bright side, even if the outlook seems bleak.
Finally, I'd like to encourage everyone reading to try and live the life of your dreams in 2011. One of my best friend's (in my head) Blair Waldorf once said:
"Destiny is for losers. It's just a stupid excuse to wait for things to happen instead of making them happen"
I'm not sure I agree with the entire statement because I do believe some things are predestined/preordained to occur, however I understand its core. We must not live our lives as feeble spectators, hoping that things will magically transform. Life is not the X Factor, where a relative unknown reaps where they haven't sown and is catapulted from obscurity to fame overnight. In the real world there are no quantum leaps in progress. It takes dogged persistence and toiling when no one else is watching.
Bottom line is if you don't like the story your life is telling, the onus is on you to write a better story. No one said it would be easy, but it's far better than sacrificing your life at the altar of fatalism.
Langston Hughes wrote, "Hold fast to dreams, for if dreams die, life is a broken-winged bird that cannot fly" So let's hold fast to our dreams and crucially have the courage to work towards making them our reality. Some of us have been strolling through life for too long, it's time we soar : )
To 2011, a year full of Abundance * raises mojito*
Love, Light....& Laughter