2018 was an eventful year for me.
Not a day went by without teaching me something–a lesson for life, a survival trick, a secret to living Life! And, for all that happened–bad, worse, worst–I am grateful for it all.
That’s not to say that good things didn’t take place. They did. Loads of good happened, too, for which I am grateful. But, it’s the difficult times that I am thankful for. It’s always the tough times, the troubles, the stressors that make us stronger, wiser, saner.
I read somewhere that a year can do a lot to a person. Couldn’t agree more!
2018 changed me completely. The person I was, changed to the person I am today–a person I am proud of and look up to. I really don’t mean to brag about myself, but today, when I look back at who I was, I feel embarrassed…I cringe when I see who I was back then. So, am glad things happened the way they did this year!
Last year, I had chosen the words, HOPE and FAITH to guide me in 2018. They did.
It was hope that kept me from losing patience, and faith that led me by my hand as I strove to face every odd that came my way. And, no, hubby’s illness was not the only thing that went horribly wrong this year. But, everything else that did go wrong is something that will always always stay with me, reminding me about the ephemeral nature of Life; that Life is not to be taken seriously, for it’s never constant.
The few lessons I learned in 2018 are:
NOTHING IS PERMANENT
EXPECTATIONS BREAK YOUR HEART, SO NEVER EXPECT ANYTHING FROM ANYONE, LEAST OF ALL FROM LIFE.
LIVE IN THE MOMENT.
This moment that I am alive is the only moment I have, so it only makes sense to make the most of it.
Live in the here and the now.
Of course, I have made a couple of plans for the next year, but being flexible as far as seeing those plans come to fruition is what I have decided. I don’t know if I will be able to fulfil all those plans, but I would like to do my best today and let tomorrow take care of itself!
So, my word for this year is:
Seize the day!
Do my best, today.
Be my best, today.
Be as happy and grateful as I can be, today.
( Erm, is there a word for ‘Seize the moment’? I didn’t find any!)
That’s all. I just don’t wish to think about what the future holds for me. I would just like to focus on this moment, on today...this day…and be happy that I am alive; with everything I have (as well as all that I don’t).
Isn’t that much easier to do than make big resolutions and then slip off the track when Life drops a bomb on you, as Life is wont to do!? *wink wink*
So, what is your WOTY? Have you thought of any?