As 2010 has ended, and the start of our new year has begin, I reflect on things I had to let go of. Change is good, even when difficult. I have learned in my years that nothing is set in stone and just when you think you have things down packed and figured out, just when you think you can relax...
things can change.
I have had an interesting year.
I have learned much. I like to think I have become a stronger person for the events that have transpired over this year. I know that I have gained much.
This year I have had to say goodbye to loved ones. A few deaths, and a few parting of ways. In losing my Aunt this past November, I was able to spend some very quality visits with her in the months prior to her death.
Her dying taught me to grab those I love, and let them know that I care, that I love them. To make a difference while I have the opportunity, and to never take someone for granted.
I have also learned to let go of a few relationships, that were not in my best interest. I can't change people nor is it my responsibility. After you give your all into a relationship, sometimes it is better to let go and let the person go their way. Their happiness is just as important. If they do not see things the way I do, that is okay. It's their lives not mine. Time to move on.
This year I was Blessed to rekindle some relationships as well. Through my Aunt's death, I strengthened some family relationships and even found a few cousins that I have not had contact with in some time. That is the best gift... to find a loved one.
Amazingly the social network Facebook has brought me some old friends that I have enjoyed immensely getting to know again and see how life has brought them to where they are. Realizing who is important and who cares. Who'd have known? For these "new rekindled" friendships, I am very grateful. I also have found it wonderful to "catch up" on family that live far. I have the opportunity to follow up and see pictures and feel close to loved ones through this. As well, as knowing when someone needs an extra prayer. I also have gotten to know a few of my Blogger friends better this year and am so grateful for these precious friendships.
I lost my job this year. Which, although was not a surprise (the position was temporary & my department closing was a known fact going into the job), I am surprised how at ease I am and not fretful in being unemployed. I continue to search for a job, but have a certain serenity about not working. I am hoping to at least be accepted into a volunteer program with a local hospital.
My Hubby and daughters are great. The girls have grown into such lovely women that I could not be more proud of. My Hubby is splendid~ I am truly blessed.
So with that said, I welcome 2011. I look forward to a year full of opportunity. A year that I will give 110% and appreciate every day that God gives me.
Love to you all and Happy 2011♥