A New Year is Upon Us! Could it be that life itself is round and every ending is actually a beginning?

Friday, December 31, 2010 4:00 PM

So, you won't find me waiting around for a new calendar year to make all kinds of drastic resolutions or anything like that. I try to reflect and develop myself everyday. I hope that you are already claiming an amazing 2011 and ready for new and challenging things in the year to come! Click over to PLPT to see what we're giving away, and affirmations and reminders for the new year. And then click on over to The Fresh Xpress to see my Top Black Girl Pride moments for 2010! If you're proud and you know it, leave a comment! LOL.

I came across this beautiful prayer, manifesto, testimony or however you interpret it, online sometime last year and I printed it out but didn't write down the source. So, I apologize for not having a source for you all, but nevertheless wanted to share.  I read this every single day, preferably in the morning.    Hugs to all of you and thank you for reading my little blog! :)

Grant me the strength within to love all living things and to make a positive impact on all I encounter today.  May I attract positive people and circumstances to me that I may be more effective in my undertakings.  May no one be too important nor too unimportant to greet with a kind word.

I seek the strength to live completely in love, as I release my fears.  I grant forgiveness for all I hold against myself and for all I hold against another.  May I be a tool for healing in the world.  I ask for the fortitude to be the embodiment of selfless harmony to the extent I am able today.

I will be generous with my time, resources, and myself to the best of my ability without resentment or reluctance.  For I know that what I give others I give to myself as well.

I seek happiness, peace, and freedom from suffering today.  As such I wish it for all other beings as well.  I am thankful for all that I have been given.  I am especially grateful for the beauty and harmony that exists all around me, if only I am willing to see it.

Finally, I seek a patient acceptance as events unfold in my life.  Help me to see the big picture and not get bogged down by unimportant details.  I understand that all my experiences are chosen by me at some level for my benefit.  Thus, I seek to understand, to learn and to open myself to every wonderful possibility.

Amen

~Author Unknown (sorry!)