Happy.....November?? Really?? November? Already? Didn't we just do this last year?
If you're like me, you're probably wondering where in the world this year went. It was a doozy. 2009 has been a year of huge change for each of us. This has been both the best and the worst year of my life. I chose to focus on the best.
The entire country has been taken on a five-loop emotional roller coaster ride and most of us are still on it. Sometimes when I feel my stress ramp up, I literally get on my knees and pray. Before asking for what I need, I pray in gratitude for the good that is in my life and for the good that's on its way. On days that I can't immediately think of what good I have or what good is coming, I dig as deep in my soul as I need in order to find it.
On a personal note, I picked my life up and moved it completely. I moved from New York to Las Vegas, Nevada where I live near the mountains. I traded the hectic hustle and bustle of NYC for bliss and peace. I still visit NYC a lot, and I still travel a lot, but this will be my home base and for that I am grateful. It's an awesome place. Fifteen minutes down the road is all the excitement I could ever want to create or participate in.
My friends back in New York often ask me if I get lonely here. I have to admit there has never been a minute where that particular feeling overcame me. I think this is because in my year of putting myself in the absolutely no-dating (or anything that slightly resembled a date) zone, I learned to get right with me. It has made the rest of my life work better. The other day someone on Facebook asked if I was running from Love. Au contraire, I am running towards it. Learning this level of self-love, I've become a lean, mean connecting machine.
As I write this, I am listening/semi-watching a talk show on television where the host and the panel are being extremely mean and catty (and getting paid a lot of money to be that way). It makes me wonder what in the world has happened to people (and television, but that's another blog).
I consider myself a pretty hip individual. For the most part, I know what's going on in the world. I have a healthy mix of friends in every age group imaginable. I believe I understand the younger generation of today pretty darn well (it wasn't easy.) and I think I have my finger on the pulse of modern pop culture.
Lucky for me I also have my feet grounded in reality. For me, reality is what we bring to this life and the world around us. What is our legacy going to be? For what will we want to be remembered?
If you ask me, the world needs gentle right now. It needs love. All the money in the world is not worth hurting another being for a laugh. Sometimes Karma is swift. I wouldn't want to be the people on this talk show.
One last thought. I saw on CNN that in NYC there is a billboard promoting Atheism. That's just incredible. Just when the world needs to be lifted up, there's a group of people promoting a way of life that offers zero HOPE and zero FAITH to folks who are frightened and lost. Though it may not make me the most popular girl in entertainment, I would just like to say with absolute pride that God is real, He is here, He is IN you and he cares. You matter. Peace is only a prayer away. There. I said it :)
This Thanksgiving, let's remember all that is right; our health, our family, our friends, and Our God. I pray Blessings on your life.
I love you all so much!