Ralph Marston's words were a major driving force of inspiration and motivation me for 2010. Because of his thought provoking and motivational words of wisdom, I not only feel I survived 2010, I also feel like my style and abilities developed. Here's a rewind of my year of transition for 2010...
After working retail for 25 years of my life, this past year (2010) ~ thanks to the love & support of friends ~ I really tapped into my design style and evolution. Through attending webinars, I've learned about the importance of Social Networking, acquired so many NEW friends and connections, and even reconnected with a few lost souls from the past! I also (still am) learning to blog, and create a more focused online presence. It too has been a true evolution in progress. It just goes to show, "leap and the net will appear". If I hadn't had my separation (layoff) from my previous employer (of 16 years) I would not have never tapped into so many hidden resources (including myself) ... I cannot THANK YOU enough for your patience, kindness, and inspirational encouragement. It has meant the WORLD to me and really helped see me through this past year.
As we head into a NEW year and decade, Ralph Marston's words of wisdom are still a strength of inspiration:
You Have The Strength
You have the strength to choose your thoughts. You have the strength to choose your actions, your attitude, and your feelings in any given moment.
You have the strength to decide what to focus the energy of your life upon. You can be strong in any way you choose to be strong.
Life will often come at you fast and furious and in an unrelenting way. Yet as intense as it may become, it never has to overwhelm you.
For you can choose to be as strong as you must be. You can think strong and positive thoughts, and follow through with strong, decisive actions.
You can reach inside and feel the ever-growing strength that comes from the truth of who you are. You can connect that strength to everything you do.
You have the strength because you have the choice to live in accordance with your deepest, most treasured values. Choose to be strong, and bring those values more fully to life with every experience.
God bless you in all you do for 2011 and beyond...
Ok ~ enough with the sap... Time to CELEBRATE!!!
Happy NEW Year!!!