“Haven’t you always wanted a monkey?”
— Barenaked Ladies
These past few days I couldn’t help but notice how 2015 was a hellacious year for most of my friends. So it wasn’t just me!I knew I was going to be in for a rough ride right off the bat starting the year. I hate to admit it, but I take a certain amount of comfort in knowing I wasn’t alone.
I also take in a certain amount of comfort in knowing most agree with me: 2016 will be a great year!
It’s the year of the monkey. Being a horse, this is something I look forward to.
I can deal with tricky. I can deal with exciting. And I can most certainly deal with auspicious (after looking it up in the dictionary).
Because of a frightening depression that hit me hard, last year’s focus was joy and happiness. I think for those who’ve been reading me, that statement will not bring shock or surprise.
So if 2015 marked the year of joy and happiness, what will my focus for 2016 be? Of course my quest for inner joy is ongoing. It’s all about the journey, and I don’t believe there is such as thing as a final destination where I can ease off and assume the happiness will always remain a part of me without working it.
Now back to 2016… I believe it should be the year of love.
My focus on joy and happiness will be adding a great new family member: love. It will start with self-love. Loving all that I am. Cherishing all that I am. And being true to who I am.
Of course love of all is part of the picture. Loving my friends, my family, my co-workers, and everybody. Just spilling oozing love for everything, That’s my goal. My quest. My target. According to the laws of the universe, we are all one. And we are all created for love.
This challenge is a great way to launch a new year, a new day and a new life. Because don’t we have a chance to start fresh every single day of our existence?
Start living the life you love right now…