“A Powerful New Year”

As this calendar year comes to a close, I am feeling very differently than I ever have.  I feel a strength that has deepened over the years and now appears to be somewhat of a permanent fixture in my being.  I have no words to express my gratitude for this, and for the peace that I feel in my heart even when things are hard.

There was a time when life’s winds and punches would throw me for extraordinary loops.  Circumstances could cause me to either jump for joy or land in a heap of despair.  These days I fall more evenly between the extremes, even though my first thought or feeling might not be as such.  The important thing is that I land in much more comfortable places than I ever used to.

I will say that there are times when it takes quite a bit of effort on my part to get back to that comfy place.   Sometimes  the ears of trusted friends need to be bent and some significant anguish felt before  I arrive there.

And I have learned some other things for when I feel fear or hurt, or any of the emotions that once ruled me more often than I would like to admit.  I have learned that it’s really, really worthwhile to take a moment before reacting, to take a breath before speaking, and always to say a prayer before doing either one.  Subsequently I attribute any growth I have attained to my faith and belief in a power greater than myself, and to that power all the credit must be given.

This power is kind, loving, and extremely benevolent.  The more I work on my relationship with this power, the happier I am and the more my life unfolds gently, productively and beautifully.

And so my New Year’s Resolution will be to keep working on that relationship as if my life depended on it, because it does.  I resolve to stay committed to meditation, exercise, eating well and loving as much as I possibly can.  I resolve to say “thank you” and “yes” throughout my days so that I can keep opening myself up to this power of goodness and joy because, quite simply, I love where that takes me and I love how it feels.

I wish you the Happiest of New Years, and I pray for your allowance of powerful goodness to flow to you and empower you.  And in the words of Joel Osteen, I pray for you, and for me, to “Stay strong and fight the good fight of faith.”

With Love and Light,


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Mickey Coyne December 31, 2012 at 11:31 am

Beautifully said Maureen, the closer I work towards a spiritual path, I am in balance with all of life, I think this will be something I will strive for myself in the New Year, thank you, Mickey


admin December 31, 2012 at 2:20 pm

Thank you Mickey, and we will certainly walk this path together! 🙂


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Kate January 1, 2013 at 4:41 pm

Happy New Year Maureen. These are wonderful goals and I will use them for me too.


admin January 1, 2013 at 5:02 pm

Thank you Kate. And I wish you the best with them! 🙂


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