Happy New Year

Hmmm – obviously I wrote this back in January, but for whatever reason, never posted it.  🙂

Side-Tracked is also an S word!    Oh well – it IS the beginning of the 2nd quarter!

Happy New Year!

So here we go!  Like the first time you carry a new purse (thank you my honey!) or open a new book, or write in a new journal, 2019 is here.  Fresh and new!  I’ve seen this on several of my friends Facebook statuses – “post a positive word for me to take into 2019 that starts with the first letter of your name”.  Ok, let’s try that!

How about Sincerity.  Think for a minute just how nice life would be if we could count on people, ourselves especially, expressing ourselves sincerely.  What if we all made a sincere effort to conduct ourselves according to the beliefs we claim to hold?  Life changing.  World changing.

Self-confidence.  Hmmm – that’s a really difficult one for me – and many of us.  We are fearfully and wonderfully made!  WHY do we let the opinions of others and stereotypes determine our worth?   I am NEVER going to look like those little-tiny-picture-perfect magazine models.  And I don’t need to.  Neither do you.   Let’s all spend a little time reflecting on and understanding who and WHO’S we are, and base our value on that!

Strength.  Most of us are stronger than we think.  Somehow we muster that up when someone we love needs it, but don’t think we have it when we do.  We dig deep within ourselves and we draw it from others.  Surround yourself with those who help you be a stronger, better you!

Sweet.  Simple, easy.  Let’s just be sweet to each other.  That’s not a difficult task – most of the time.  It all goes back to “do unto others as you would have them do unto you.”  How about we don’t return fire with fire.  I don’t mean be a doormat.  But standing up for oneself does not have to translate to being mean.

This is fun!  There are so many positive S words!!  Super, Stunning, Sympathetic, Supportive, Successful, Supercalifragilisticexpialidocious!  I’ll give you one more – so fitting for me:

Sparkle!  DO NOT let anyone dull your Sparkle!!  Be YOU!  Be your nerdy, athletic, smart, sassy, prissy, tomboyish, goofy, quiet, loud, introverted, extroverted, silly, serious self!  Shine your light my friend!  You never know whom you might lead out of the shadows!

Look out 2019 – here we come!