Reflections on Surrendering to What Is
- succeed in material terms; be financially successful.
- flourish physically; grow strong and healthy.
Honestly, I'm ready to prosper in both of those ways. I'm tired of feeling like my lot in life is to struggle and work so hard to still feel like I'm not getting anywhere other than treading water and surviving.
To me, prosperity in the coming year will look like a few amazing adventures with my family (yay for Thailand being booked!). It will look like Hello Happiness continuing to grow into something that will support my family. It will look like more meditations and focus on intentional breaths. It will look like less distracted interactions with the world and more love letters left. I'll continue to push myself, mentally and physically, find new cold water to submerge myself in and bigger mountains to climb.
The previous paragraph is filled with all things I have control over. If I want more adventures with my family, I can choose to book them and go, or not. I can continue to hustle to grow HHCC by reaching out to more shops about carrying our card line, or working on new products, but if I don't do the work, HHCC wont grow. I can't control much around me, but I can choose to sit down every morning and pray/meditate. I'm in control of how often I look at my phone. I'm in control of how many letters I write. I have a choice in all this...
Looking back, I see how much doubt I had about myself and my ability to surrender at the start of this year. But, contemplating where I'm at now? I see so much growth. Spiritually, mentally, physically.
Heading into the new year I have some words for you. There's nothing more true I could ever say to you than this. Don't doubt the magic in you, my friends. You really are filled with so much amazingness. My wish for you is you'll find growth, contentment and gratitude in the coming year. Life will always be perfectly imperfect. I hope you forgive any past mistakes and go forward in life knowing how loved you really are. Because you are loved. You matter. You make the world a better place. Namasté.