As I embark on 2017 and write my first blog of the new year (actually my first blog for quite a while!!) I look back on 2016 and make the very bold statement that as I look back today I completely "Love my life"
I love my life!
Last year I saw as my new season of life in my fabulous forties!! A year where I would actively seek to pursue my dreams and passions. Although at times, I got frustrated with my own limitations and the speed at which I was achieving my goals I can now confidently say that at the beginning of this year I have achieved what I aimed to do, I love my life and finally I’m where I want to be.
Although this all sounds very positive and fluffy there is still a daily struggle to maintain this statement. Yes, I do love my life!! My husband is thriving and this year started a new job that he loves. My daughter amazes me every day and is growing into the most beautiful, determined and inspiring young lady. As for me, I’m loving being a wife, mum and entrepreneur! I believe that I'm exactly where God wants me to be at this very moment in time and every experience that we go through is part of His divine plan.
But still, daily I must choose how I’m going to set the tone for my day. Life still happens. No matter how great life is one day, the next it can all come crashing down. Bad things still happen. Circumstances come against us. People can be negative and discouraging. But how do I choose to respond? What words or language will I allow to come out of my mouth.
When I wake up in the morning do I expect the goodness of God in my life? Do I set the tone of my day for success, favour and blessings? Today, I have the power to choose what words come out of my mouth. Do I speak words of faith over my life?
Today I choose to live with gratitude for the love that fills my heart, the peace that rests within my spirit and the voice of hope that says all things are possible.