Each New Year brings forth a pause in our lives; a time to reflect on unfulfilled dreams, unrealized expectations and uncompleted tasks. As a caregiver, there are so many up and downs; emotions running rampant at times, getting the best of us. At times, we can find ourselves wondering why; we don’t have a caregiver for ourselves. What has happened to our own life?
It is interesting that many people use the holidays or the beginning of the New Year to gauge one’s successes or failures. The coming of each New Year ushers forth a whole new list of resolutions.
In living a spiritual life, or the life of the Higher Power, there are no not-so-good days, nor some days or tomorrows. We only have the present moment… “NOW”.
Every day is a new day; and it is important to look freshly at each new day as an opportunity to awaken your consciousness more… to make choices that will enhance the quality of your life and empower you, no matter what your circumstances may be.
Think of yourself as a light worker, bringing love and light in all you do. Caregivers can be likened to spiritual warriors with a tender heart filled with sadness. When you find yourself feeling low, depressed or negative, no one can change your attitude and feelings but you. Take a moment just to look where your thoughts have taken you today up till this very moment. Were they negative? Fearful? Positive? Loving? Inspiring?
Even amidst a loved one’s near departure from this life, there is beauty surrounding us everywhere. How you choose to view it all is how your life shows up. Is the cup half full or half empty? The choice is yours.
So as you move into the coming year, choose to remain conscious and loving. Be mindful of your thoughts. Be mindful of how you relate to and treat others. Take responsibility for whom you are. Don’t worry about the next person will think. Don’t seek their approval either. Take charge of your life. Dare to be your authentic self.. Be free to express yourself with love in all aspects of your life as you were truly born to be. Be your Divine self…
May love & light shine through you always….Happy Happy New Year.
Gail R. Mitchell