I began thinking about the new year ahead as I always do about this time of year. I like to look at the 365 days as a collection of brand-new adventures that I get to create.
And then, I realized... this isn't just a new year we are beginning - it is a whole new decade! Those 365 days times 10!!
This means we are closing out not only the year 2019, but also the decade. How can 10 years go by so fast? So much happened in my life in 2019 and if I look back through the decade, I have had great experiences and a few Soul Slaps and Airbag Moments too.
To share a few things from a very long list:
I got married.
I moved twice.
I traveled to Hawaii seven times and enjoyed countless trips for work and fun.
I watched my husband sell his business and happily retire.
I was diagnosed with Ventricular Tachycardia.
I gained 15 lbs. and lost 15 lbs. - more than once.
I kissed my Mom for the last time as she joined my other angels.
I said goodbye to friends.
I greeted new grand-babies.
I left a career.
I began speaking and writing about what my heart was calling me to do.
I created PennieHunt.com and Journey Through.
I lost a dog who took part of my heart with her.
I began a love story with a new dog ... and then another.
I survived a horrific car accident that could have easily taken my life.
I wrote weekly "Corner of Spirit and Brave," blogs and 356 Newsletters.
I published a book, "Love Your Life NO MATTER WHAT- 76 Tips to Live Life With Love and Gratitude"
I am grateful for these experiences and lessons, and so many more, from the year and decade I am leaving in the past.
I am grateful for the year and decade I see in my future.
The accident I mentioned permanently took away part of my vision. I may not be able to ever see 20/20 with my eyes again, but I believe there is an inner vision that strengthens as we grow older and wiser. As you look back on the past and forward to the new year and decade ahead, try to look not only with your eyes, but with your heart. Your heart is much more accurate. Perfect vision isn't always seen through your eyes. Practice seeing 20/20 with your heart.
When I look forward with my heart ...
I see a grand year ahead.
I see a decade filled with joy, new experiences, and love.
I see new people coming into my life and as life happens sadly saying goodbye to ones I love.
I see more of my books being published.
My 2020 vision is much deeper than goals for the year 2020. My 20/20 'heart' vision is for the year and decade that I will be given.
It is seeing clearly the collection of 365 days of brand-new adventures that I get to create. It is seeing (and feeling) deeply a whole new decade -those 365 days times 10 that my heart sees filled with love and joy.
The older I get, the more I rely on my heart's vision instead of my eyes. My heart is much more accurate - it always sees 20/20.
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Pennie's Life Lesson:
"Perfect vision isn't always seen through your eyes. Practice seeing 20/20 with your heart."
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My intent in sharing this with you is to encourage you to think about what your vision is for the year and the decade ahead. Do you have 20/20 vision with your heart?
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