Hold On Pain Ends – HOPE
We are fifteen days into the new year and things are getting back to the “new normal” at our household. I took some time during the holiday season to reflect on how I have grown in the past year and set my intentions for the year 2021. I also chose my word for the year. Being a person who tends to lean towards pessimism, I’m learning to be more optimistic as I age. With 2020 bringing in so much uncertainty, I’m training my mind to be optimistic and hope that everything will fall in its place. My word for this year is hold on, pain ends – HOPE.
Last year, I chose the word FLOW. Every time I felt miserable having to deal with things out of my control, I remembered to flow through it. To accept what life offers us and pick and choose my battles wisely. I learned that it is ok not to win every battle. Sometimes, bending like a river and moving on brings us peace and mental strength.
Around mid-2020, I went through a phase that tested my inner strength. I’m not going to lie that I completely surrendered to the situation. But, I give credit for trying my best. Since then, I must say that I have started seeing life in a very positive and optimistic way.
Go with the Flow
This year, I add HOPE to my already existing word FLOW. I want to “go with the flow” of life hoping that it will bring the best. I want to flow through life being grateful for both positive and negative experiences. This might seem very simple for an optimistic person, but definitely not for me. Mindset is what matters and I’m training my mind to hold on tight for a little longer because the pain will surely end.
I just finished my first audiobook of the year – This just speaks to me by Hoda Kotb. The book has an inspirational quote for each day of the year and I liked many of them. But, I loved the cheerful narration of the author the most 🙂 The book ends with a quote about hope by Daisaku Ikeda. He says that hope is the fundamental force for life’s blossoming. How true!
I’m hoping to be a little more optimistic than I was before. I’m hoping to see gratitude and grace in each and every day. With this bubbling optimism, I wish you all a very happy and joyful new year 2021!