May the New Year bring you lots of love, new friends, laughter and great health. May you easily see all the lessons that friends and Life bring to you in 2011. May 2011 be as prosperous as you want it/allow it to be. (You do have a choice in the matter. None of us, as adults, are helpless victims of Life.) May the love of family and friends warm your heart and soul every day of 2011. May 2011 be the best year that you have ever had for growth and discovery of the real you. Know that this particular request can open you up to facing pain as well as joy in your life. Both are sometimes necessary for for real growth to happen. Remember the saying, "Be careful what you wish for. You may get it." Just not in the way that you envisioned. We forget that God sees the whole big picture. We don't. We also don't always know what is good for us. God does.
In 2011, become more aware of how you are influenced by those around you and how you in turn influence them and others that you come in contact with daily. As a valid example of this, I want to share a comment with you that I left at the following post on the blog Confessions of a Mystic. Here is the link to that blog post:
"As a child, I learned to be whatever those around me wanted me to be, to be accepted and loved. As an adult and survivor of childhood incest, I learned to be me. If you didn't like me as an authentic person, you didn't need to be in my life.
Today, over 20 years after starting my walk down this particular path of recovery, I am still discovering parts of me that I disconnected from and left behind in order to survive growing up in my family. I like the me I am today. I like the me that I am still becoming. More important, I have learned to love the real me more than I care for what you like about me."
Today, I am full of love and gratitude for all that 2010 has shown me and for all that has happened in my life because of beginning this blog in 2007. I couldn't have imagined the growth or the friends that that one action brought into my world. I am grateful for each one of you that reads and comments here on my blog. Each of you brings new Light into my world. For that I thank you all. Sending lots of love and (((Hugs))) your way for now and for the glorious beginning of the New Year 2011.