So Long 2013…

This year will be one that I will never forget, and like everything when it’s over I learned so much from it that I will take with me into next year. Looking back, there have been a lot of highs and lows and some things that were unimaginable but we made it through. I believe moving forward we can all stand to do a lot better than we have been doing, whether it’s reaching out to someone and helping someone in need or being better in this new year than we were last year. I know that we have all gone through our own trials and it has definitely been a journey for all of us to find that light at the end of the tunnel, which I call the end of the year, but we are getting closer (t minus three hours). I pray that there are no repeats to anything that has happened before and that we can all move forward together and that we all be willing to let go of the past and make new things happen within this new year. We all did a lot of things within this new year that I am sure we would all like to leave behind us, and I hope we do and we make better decisions moving forward. There was a lot of sadness that came along with this year but as we continue to move forward I know that things will get a little easier. A lot of people who we started this year with didn’t make it to the finish line with us, and although they are in our hearts it hurts to see that they are no longer here on earth but I pray that they are all in a better place. Moving into this new year I look ahead to 2014 with lots of hope, enthusiasm, and optimism for I know that God will see us all through. 2013 had its ups and downs but we still made it through, and although we didn’t do all of what we wanted to do I believe that 2014 will be all that we wished it to be and then some. Happy New Year! Continue to check out the blog because there is a lot more to come…

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Enjoying the Sunshine

It’s summertime and I’m pretty sure that we are all feeling the heat wave that has made its way across this great country of ours, but even as the temperatures rise more than we’d like them to, I am appreciating the glow of the sunshine. This glow can have many different meanings to how you look at it or apply it to your life, but for me it just means that I am enjoying the feeling of the things around me being as good as they are. Everything may not be great, that is life but to see now how things have been working out, and to look out of the window and see the sun shining (even with the heat that it brings) lets me know that even in the darkest of hours that things are not as bad as they may seem, and that God will always make a way. The sunshine will always give me hope, even in the midst of the rain, which has been coming in droves, has washed away all of the pains that we have, to see the sun shining lets me know that things will always work out, no matter what. So I look forward to seeing the sun out and even though it may be hot out, I enjoy seeing God smiling down on me, because it makes me more appreciative of all that He has done for me….

Appreciating Each Other…

Is it really that hard to let someone know how you feel about them? How much they mean to you? Or to even say thank you after they’ve went out of their way to do something for you? To all of these I say no. We tend to get so wrapped up in every aspect of our lives that we forget to remind those around us, who we care so much about that we appreciate them. It’s never as hard as we make it seem yet it’s the one thing that is at the bottom of our to-do list. I know I am not the only one guilty of this because we all are. I have a small circle of people that I associate with and like it that way but as we progress through this year I want to make sure that each one of them knows just how I feel about them and that I see all that they’re doing in their lives and that its not going unnoticed. And to that one special person whom I seem to go a little above and beyond to let him know how I feel I’m going to have to keep that going as well. We all live to know that the ones we value actually feel the same about us and showing them how you feel or even just saying, “I’m proud of what you’re doing”, can brighten a person’s day. It’s the little things that mean so much.