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Goodbye 2014…


As the end of a full calendar year is closing and the eve of the beginning of 2015, it is almost tradition to take a moment to reflect on many life changes that we all have gone through and those people and situations in our lives that brought negativity or positivity.

What I have learnt in 2014:

Not every person who smiles at you, means you well.

Even those you love, for the sake of love, you need to distance yourself from or cut communication ties with.

Not every closed door, is a terrible thing.

You are who you are. Be thankful for that and be the best you can be.

Stand up for yourself, especially when you stand alone.

Accept the people who left you, accept the closed doors, accept the “no”.

Make your own choices.

Don’t wait for anyone to value you. Value yourself and walk tall.

Just because others treat you ill, lie to you, cheat on you, use you, don’t allow their hate to spoil the good that 8th In you.

Be strong and corageous.

Do what is right when you are scared and when no one is looking.

Love yourself, always.

Be grateful for today, for each moment. Tomorrow is not promised to anyone.

While tradition warrants any kind of reflection, each day is really a beauty in and of itself. Regardless of what we go through I believe that God is a very Good God. That In Christ of Nazareth we are free.

In 2015 we can use the experiences and tools we have gained to overcome many things, and we will do so with gumption and grace.

To all those who were in my life at some point, but now are not, I will always love you in the purest sense that I know how to. May you also strive to be the best you can be, not to impress anyone but to be better than you were yesterday.

I leave everyone else with this wish:-



Strength For The Ride


So, it has been a few days since I’ve posted anything.  Usually my posts are on significant things that I experience, and while a few things have happened since the last post I choose to write on today’s experience. 

Spinning or Indoor Cycling is a great mode of cross training for runners. This I’m just learning now.  Tonight’s class was a tough one, centered around “sprints” on flat surfaces and on hills.  I am relatively new to spinning, but slowly finding my niche and a love for the sport.  While in the class at the back of my mind I knew that I had more effort to give, with each build up and through the sprints – I gave each one my everything.  I could see that I was so easy to give half-assed work, but I couldn’t cheat myself from a good workout. 

What stuck at my was the end and the recovery portion of the night.  My former colleague taught the class, and she began talking about challenges in life and the tendency to always choose the comfortable as opposed to the uncomfortable.  She was proud of all of our efforts, and said that we each took tonight’s challenge and rode with it. We took the uncomfortable and went through it to the finish. 


I was proud of myself again tonight. As she was talking, I was think of so many things that I’m afraid of facing head-on and I did tear up a bit.  I realized that I really can do it, that I have the strength to go through step by step.  Tonight was very encouraging.

I do like comfort,  as a default, but what is comfortable is not always what is good or best for me. 

I am joyful for tonight.