I would like to welcome this fantastic year in my life. I have a feeling that the year that has just passed wasn’t as powerful as 2020 will be. You know, us, women we have that sixth sense, so better trust us.
Since we stepped into a new year, a new me, I don’t want to dig too much into 2019, it’s already a closed chapter, but I would like to emphasize on making sure that you have all done your annul review and you know what to leave behind and what to bring with you in this new year.
I went through my list and my writings for the beginning of 2019 and throughout the year and I have realized that most of what I have wished for became the reality I am living today.
And there is little left undone, which doesn’t upset me, because I will keep working on it and finding a better strategy to get things done this year.
Fortunately, I was blessed enough to get to spend the Christmas holidays, back home, in Romania with my family and my friends.
It was a joyful Christmas for us, specially because of my godson, Alexandru, who has shared with us, the excitement of waiting for Santa Claus and I can’t even put in words how special this little human being is.
He taught us (at almost 3 years old) valuable lessons which I would like to share with you.
- A “Thank you” goes a long way
- Don’t forget to play, it keeps you young and takes your worries away
- Wake up early and go to bed early, take a nap in the afternoon
- Don’t skip breakfast
- Stay hydrated
- Make sure you surprise someone throughout the day, even with something as little as a Kinder Surprise 🙂
- Apologize when wrong
- Learn how to listen (and memorize everything, I am still shocked)
- Dance and sing along the way
These are very small things the kids are doing effortless, however looking at us, the grownup ones, we kind of struggle to even drink enough water during the day and that says it all.
But pause here.
Think about it. Do you really enjoy living in your busy world? Feeling always tired? Coming home from work and staying on a phone? Forgetting to eat or worse, overeating? Making a habit out of overthinking?
The last might be the favorite activity between adults.
I strongly believe that you need a break.
You need to slow down and breathe.
And that is all I wish for you in this miraculous 2020, that you take a deep breath, thank God for it, because nothing would be possible without Him and don’t forget to play.
Keep yourself young, surround yourself with people that inspire you, lift you and encourage you to become better.
Be kind to the ones around you. Help and don’t forget to give back to the ones in need.
Only focus to achieve spiritual values and not material ones. You don’t want to fall in the trap of a temporary happiness but an eternal one instead.
Nothing will make you feel more safe and secure than having a partner, family or friends that love you, care for you, check on you and have your back regardless.
The rest is all up to you. The number of kilograms you lose, the money you save, the places you travel to, if you quit smoking or not, if you sleep until 1pm or get up at 6 am, it’s all up to you.
And if you fail at any of these there is no one you can blame, but you.
So, my darling, put yourself first, give yourself everything you have and be ready to prove them wrong to all those who thought you are not gonna make it!