2017 Lesson

I always like to take some time to reflect on the last 365 days on New Year’s Day. This year was the year of lessons learned by watching my friends and loved ones. I will be the first to admit that when I was a child, I needed to touch the stove to realize it was hot, regardless of how many times I was warned by my mom. These days, I watch the things happening around me closely. I think before speaking and acting. I try to make choices consciously. I manage my time, money and energy in a way that will leave me feeling better – not worse.

I have listened to people I care about cry, over and over, “why does this happen to me”? when none of what is happening to them is random. These are bright people who have had the luxury of education and still they do not realize that what is happening to them is a direct effect of the cause. Yes, cause and effect.

A very simple explanation: Cause and effect is a relationship between events or things, where one is the result of the other or others. This is a combination of action and reaction. Cause and Effect

Living life consciously, you will find that there is a healthy way to think things through without overthinking. There is an energy that you put into the world when you rush things that says they aren’t worth the wait. There is a vibration of restlessness that we give off when we make rash decisions. I believe in fate, stars aligning perfectly and all of that, but it doesn’t excuse common sense.

So, thank you 2017 for giving me patience. I wish for all my loved ones to have patience and strength when making decisions.