"Wherever you go,
Go with all your heart."
For the past few years I have tried to meet the new year with an idea, instead of a list of random resolutions. This past year, the thing I desired to improve in my life was a sense of order, the year before it was simplicity, and the year before that, character.
Each year I have focused on just one idea, seeking ways to improve that aspect of my life, studying, searching, pondering, praying for guidance, as I attempted to make that idea become a bigger part of who I am. Although I have a long road ahead of me in so many ways, I am grateful for the improvements I have made (however minuscule they may be).
Coming up with an idea for this year was about as difficult for me as blinking. I have been painfully aware of a specific improvement I need to make in my life and this year,
it is all about the heart ... my heart!
In ways both physical and spiritual, my heart needs to grow stronger and more open. I have been pondering on this for months and now is the time to become that person I keep hoping to be.
And with that ...
♥ I am hoping to love everyone around me, regardless of what may or may not be returned my way.
♥ I am hoping to show love openly, that no one will question my feelings towards them.
♥ I am hoping to be more mindful of my physical heart, that I can do everything in my power to keep it beating long and strong.
♥ I am hoping to be more aware of the needs of those around me and to be more active in providing comfort and aid wherever I can.
♥ I am hoping to become a person where love for everyone and anyone is as natural an act as breathing.
There ... I said it ... no going back now!
And perhaps by next year I will have undergone one of the greatest makeovers I could possibly experience ...
and After 2010: