2016 is over and, WOW, I had a busy year!  As did everyone, when you look at all the minor and major events that happened over the course of those 365 days. “Change” is the word that keeps popping into my head for 2016.  “Challenges”, personal and emotional.  As I reflect on the past year, I’m introduced to the lessons learned and new (better) ways to live this year. I implore you to do the same. Look at the mistakes, heartbreaks, loss of relationship(s), etc.  Ask yourself how you can prevent something like that from happening again. How would you react differently to someone who is hurting you?  How can you change your interpretation of someone who is causing the pain? 

Learn to not repeat the same mistake or bad habits.  It sounds like common sense, right? Maybe, but 75% of us will do the same things over and over again. Why? Probably because it’s “what we know” and changing would be too much work. 

The word “Love” pops in my head for 2017.  No, not in the sense of finding your soulmate and falling in love, but loving one another. Seeing eachother as the same as you. Maybe they are in a different tax bracket or neighborhood.  It doesn’t matter. Maybe they are Republican and you are a Democrat.  It doesn’t matter. Maybe they have nothing in common with you.  It doesn’t matter.  

We are all different in the opinions we have and the choices we make. We are not robots all programmed to do and say the same things. However, our souls all come from one place with one purpose….to LOVE.  

If you see someone who needs help this year, help them. Don’t judge. Don’t gossip. Don’t hate. Be a leader and LOVE.  You will change the quality of your life and others if you tell yourself every morning that you will help one person everyday. It can be by giving a hug or a smile, or not having road rage for the slow person in front of you who is making you crazy😉.  Change in this world begins with us. Happy New Year everyone. Bless you all! 

Victoria Collard~