That anything can happen
When you take a chance
I never believed in
What I couldn't see
I never opened my heart
To all the possibilities
I know that something has changed
Never felt this way..."
High School Lyric
"What we receive by reaching our destiny is not nearly as important as what we
become by stretching towards it."
As we begin a new year, I am challenging you to come out of your shell and tackle any projects you've been dreaming of. That is what living is all about. To fulfill our dreams and contribute our part to the world. This way, we will leave the world a little better than we met it. This act in itself will empower you to make you hope for tomorrow. As the saying goes, "Today's seeds are tomorrow's flowers." If you don't do anything today to buoy you up tomorrow, your boat will not float. There would be no waves to help your boat to the shore.
The feeling of being an important part of mankind cannot harm you. That feeling is an elixir to your mind and body health. Feelings matter. For these feelings produce the chemicals that make or unmake you. Hence, as we enter this new year, dare to start the new project you've been dreaming about all these months. Starting is half the battle won.
"Challenges make you discover things about yourself that you never really
knew. They're what make the instrument stretch--what makes you go beyond the
"The principle of "stretching" is involved. Stretching is going beyond one's
normal, comfortable limits and taking into account the big picture. To see the
situation in a larger context motivates behavior change that benefits the
relationship rather than the self. What is good for the relationship benefits
the individuals involved. Stretching means to transcend the ego in the service
of something greater. Making that initial move can be extremely difficult."