2015: Making Memories

This year will be one of the best years of my life… I can already see it. Not that I believe that I or anyone else knows for a fact my future, like I’m some psychic or something, but it’s like I’m looking through a cloudy glass window into a dimly lit room where I see bits of pieces of my life unfolding this year, and I just feel in my spirit that this year will be awesome 🙂 .

It’s not that everything is so good for me. Just less than a month ago, at the end of 2014, I was wrongfully terminated from a job that I was giving my life to, after being falsely accused of verbally offending someone; you know after going through that I could have been really angry at life. But, though I was hurt, I realized that job wasn’t the right fit for me anyway. And, as I surrounded myself with positive people, friends and family, during the holidays, I realized that there is no reason for anyone to dwell on pain when we all have so much to be thankful for. I was even able to reconnect with one of my best friends that I haven’t spoken to in almost 2 years; and it was nothing but love between us.

Though there are times where I look at myself in the mirror, and I do see a 35 year old man that lives with his mother, and to be honest I don’t like what I see. I want to have the American dream like anyone else, and I work just as hard or harder to get it. Nevertheless, I am mature and wise enough to know who I really am and look at myself as how God sees me. I am a champion! I am a creator! I am successful in everything I do! Everyone’s life is different, and everyone has had different blessings, experiences, responsibilities, struggles, opportunities which causes them to be who they are… and, especially this year I know that I have so much to look forward too because my future is going to be way better than my past!

I feel the theme of 2015 will revolve around: LOVE, FAITH, and PATIENCE.

LOVE – Though I didn’t go downtown to look at the display of fireworks this New Year’s Eve; there were fireworks of love lighting up the sky of my heart that night. Love will cause a man to sail the ocean around the world, love has inspired the greatest songs ever written, and it even inspired God to sacrifice His own Son for your salvation [1]. At the end of 2014, I met a young lady who has begun to inspire me to live daily with purpose. And, this year I will definitely continue to fill her up with my love, as she continues to desire it.

FAITH – Reading a poem (by Jasmine Jackson) last week. She wrote that, “The smallest deed is greater than the greatest intention.” Mmmmm… take some time and let that revelation simmer in your heart. The Bible says that faith without works/actions is dead [2], so I put those thoughts together and what it means to me is this, as I feel my faith and confidence level grow this year, I will start taking more chances and putting actions behind my thoughts/intentions… and ultimately I will find success or at least begin to start a pattern of success.

PATIENCE – I will try not rush through things this year. The majority of the things we value the most are those which took the longest to achieve/attain. The best foods take the longest to prepare. Basically I’m going to change my perspective from, “I need to do this or that, I need to make this happen!” to “Let me not focus on the next thing, but more so on enjoying life and completing the things I’ve already started.” This is a great verse for my mindset as I am going to lay a lot of my cares on God this year [3].

For all those reading this blog, I hope that 2015 will be the best year you’ve ever had!! And that you continue to stay optimistic and never lose hope. You can attain everything you want in life… even though you may not can see it right now. Open the eyes of your heart, begin to SMILE 🙂 … and s–t–r–e–t–c–h your faith! 🙂 I believe in you.

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