Counting days and hours before we say good bye to 2016! This is a time where you are trying to reflect and see what you got done, what you didn’t do, what you achieved and where you failed and learning from the mistakes, because well, they are part of life! Its the time to focus on the things you need to do better come 2017.
Sometimes you get in between, because things didn’t turn out well in some areas, or you didn’t achieve as much as you had planned for at the beginning of the year. Or you failed at some of the things you had so much hope for. It could be the disappointments you got from people you had trusted. Or because you placed other peoples happiness before yours and expected them to do the same.
One of the things you get to learn is being flexible, to the circumstances you find yourself in and embrace being shaped by them. No matter what happened in 2016, you have to keep your head up and let hope lead you. You’ll certainly be tempted and challenged, but don’t negotiate your dreams or diminish your purpose.
Don’t let the journey steal the hope in you despite the setbacks. Don’t allow fear to drive the bus. If you are still living and breathing, there’s a great purpose waiting ahead of you in 2017. The wait can make you weary. The work can wear you down. But you have to remain focused and consistent.
Don’t let go of what makes you “you”. You have to do what is right for you, nobody else is walking in your shoes. It doesn’t matter what people say or think, the right people will move with you and push you to be better. After all, you can’t please everyone. People are the way they are for a reason and you can’t change the way they think about you.
Just live your life and be happy. Smile more. Take care of you. Take yourself out if you need to. Do what makes you happy. Love on yourself. Appreciate the good things in your life rather than focusing on the negative. Set goals and don’t undermine yourself. Give yourself the love you need and above all, Pray. Remember God is with you every step of the way. As you welcome the new year, thank 2016 for all the lessons you got from it.
To you my friends, I can’t thank you enough for always rocking with me, lets do this again in 2017! Merry Christmas and Blessed New Year!