2019…If You Feel Forgotten

I sit, on the eve of 2019 (in the western world) in front of my computer, here with you, (well, at least some of you) expressing the desire to contribute in some meaningful way to lift your spirits.

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Heck, I have no idea what you are doing right now and I might even admit that it is presumptuous of me to imagine that you are remotely interested in being lifted up! If that is the case, I hope you will forgive me.

Maybe you are shopping. Perhaps you are with family or excitedly returning home from a business trip giddily anticipating a connection with a loved one. If that’s what your doing, or something close to it, bless you and I hope you are sincerely having the time of your life!

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If that isn’t where you are, if that isn’t the state of mind you are in on the eve of this coming new year…HERE THIS, PLEASE!

Whatever circumstances happen to envelop you at the moment, there is someone on this planet that is thinking of you, that wants only good for you and wants you to know that you matter and are enough…just as you are! You need not attempt nor do anything more than be who you already are because as you are, you are all ready and perfect.

These are not just words — they are attached to the emotions and feelings of a man who has experienced the good, the bad and the ugly of life. I have been far away from home on New Years serving my country. I have been separated from people I loved because I was foolish with my words and behavior. I have dug myself into impossible holes with seemingly no way out. But there was! And there is for people who choose to hold onto the gift they brought into this world with them. (Yes, my opinion)

So to every sentient being on this planet, I am sending this energetic 2019 New Years message of hope so that you will know that there is at least one other sentient being on this planet who wishes you well…AND…

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…if it is possible for you, and if it was a time in your life that was joyful, or even if it is just something you are able to vividly imagine…remember the joy of a laughing child. For in that moment of laughter, there is the seed of life that you can draw on and bring into this present moment.

And, if this isn’t possible for you, if the child within you carries a burden so heavy you feel unable to take another step, then I am inviting you to celebrate the magnificence you are, with me, right here, right now, in this most wondrous of times.

Bless you! In this moment of transcendence, you have just given me what I needed most…The opportunity to serve. May 2019 be the year you see yourself as the breathtaking gift you are!

A believer in Lifelong Learning and Collaborative Wisdom, remembering Who I AM through essay, story, and poetry. Listening for narratives that nurture Life.

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