Life is about moving forward. Every day is a new beginning; every month is a new start & every year a new dawn. As we enter in a new year, let’s continue to move F.O.R.W.A.R.D.! –
F – Get rid of fear. This is one of my biggest issues. I have ultimate fear of what my future holds, but that doesn’t mean I should let it immobilize me (which I’ve been known to do). Pray, ask for help & face those fears head on so they will eventually be forced to go away.
O – be open to new friends, new opportunities and new adventures. What’s the point of living life if you can’t enjoy what’s out there?!
R – nourish relationships. It is of the utmost importance to take care of the people who take care of you. As an example, my friends are very important to me so I try to be the best friend I can towards them.
W – stop wasting time. I’ve got this “skill” down to a science. But nothing good comes out of wasting time – either your own or other people’s.
A – ask more of God. There is nothing wrong with asking – for ANYTHING! We’ve all heard the scripture, “Ask & ye shall receive” so why be afraid? There’s nothing too hard (or even too embarrassing) to ask God for. As a matter of fact, He loves it when we do come to Him. Besides, isn’t that what we’re supposed to do when we need help anyway?
R – read more. I can’t say this enough – I LOVE TO READ. It is one of my favorite pastimes & doesn’t cost me a penny! Picking up a book has never done anyone any harm & is the best way to learn. *There’s a reason why the book is always better than the movie*
D – Reduce the drama. Life is too short to have to deal with unnecessary drama. While it may be exciting at times, too much drama can have a severe impact on your health & has the potential to weaken your closest relationships.
How do you plan on moving F.O.R.W.A.R.D. in your own life? I’d love to hear some examples; feel free to share in the comments section below –
The night before the election and in the Liberal House
Not a creature was working, not even their spouse;
No stockings were hung by the chimney with care,
because they were hoping a Hillary victory would soon be there;
The Hillary voters were nestled all snug in their beds,
While continued visions of free benefits danced in their heads;
And momma with her free healthcare, and unemployment benefits with no cap,
Had just settled down for another free winter’s nap.
When out on the lawn there arose such a clatter,
They sprang from their beds to see what was the matter.
Away to the TV they flew like a flash,
Flipped on CNN hoping for more free cash.
Trump won; please, say it ain’t so!
Hillary didn’t quite shatter the glass ceiling, oh no!
When, what to their wondering eyes should appear,
But a sign from Trump, they have to get a job next year
With one election, so inspiring and quick,
America took away their Mrs. Saint Nick!
No more huge taxes for the working and spending pretty much insane,
and they began whistling and shouting and calling people names;
“On, Hillary! On, Obama! On, Franken & Reid! On, Pelosi! On Feinstein! On, Baucus & Biden! Out of Washington!
We’re building a wall!
Get the heck out of here, we just fired you all.