Tuesday Thoughts And Looking Back On 2021
Hi Friends, What did you implement last week? How was your Christmas? This week we enter into a new year. For me and many others, this is a time of reflection. I was just reading over the reflection I want to send out. Here it is, before I add some thoughts.
What goals did you reach? What dreams came true?
What lessons did you learn?
What are you most grateful for in 2021?
I give thanks right now for 2021 and all it has taught me. I will forgive myself for any hurt or pain I may have caused. I forgive others for any hurt or pain they caused me. Because I am made in the image of God, I can love like God. I choose to do so now. I love myself. I love others. And right now, I let go of this past year. I take the lessons. I hold the memories. I receive the love, but I let this year go. It owes me nothing and I am immensely grateful for it. I am ready now to move on into 2022, and am dedicated to creating the abundant life God designed me to live.
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Oh boy, that hit me. I look at this every year, but right now, it makes me tear up. It has only been 3 weeks since my brother passed from this life. Grateful? Abundance? Those words sting a little. And yet, look at the picture I chose today.
Many waters can not quench love.
Did I reach some goals? Yes. My job goal wasn't reached the way I thought. On my vision board I had something else in mind. But I went for it and received some No's. And I received some beautiful, wonderful feedback. That feedback, together with a host of friends who encouraged me to go for it, gave me more courage to knock on doors and apply to more jobs. I got one. More on that in a later mail. I will still keep my private clients :) so no worries if you are a client of mine or want to be. Did I reach all? No. But I am closer to some than I was last year. What dreams came true? I would say some small dreams spread out over the year. What lesson did I learn? Many lessons. We are never done in the school of life. I learned that a loved one (brother) can be here one day and not the next. (It's really hard typing with teary eyes.) I learned that people have stories to share once you open up about yours. We are all hurting and smiling and going on with life. I am continuously learning to listen to my gut. My spirit's prompting. Whatever you call it. For example. I needed biometric passport pictures (German passport) and was not able to find a place that made them near me. So i had the inkling to call my photographer friend in my professional networking group. No she didn't take these kind of pictures, BUT she knew a German photographer in the next town over who did!! See, it wasn't a silly idea at all. I learned that many people came to my support when I needed it. I learned that the right people will. I will definitely write more about lessons learned. Feel free to share yours. You know I love your feedback and it fills my heart to hear from you. What am I most grateful for in 2021? The time I got to spend with my brother on the phone almost every morning. So, let's reflect, take the blessings, the lessons, and release the old year. Releasing isn't always easy but it is necessary to open our hearts for the new. Covid is still wreaking havoc. People are still sick.
And yet, time doesn't stand still or turn its wheels back . Next week I will write to you from 2022. If you need help releasing or processing the old year, I am only an email away. Need help? Message me.
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You are loved. Deeply loved. Loved beyond measure.
Until next time,
Isabelle Call or write for a free life coaching consultation #732-331-2246 Isabellestephensoncoach@gmail.com