I received an early birthday greeting from Nestle Club this week.
Inside was this note which hit right on target as most of what was written were similar thoughts I had been keeping since 2009 started.
It goes :
What thoughts usually run through your mind as you celebrate another year? Are they whispers of gratitude for all the wonderful things in your life? Are they words of love for your family and friends? Are they feelings of satisfaction for all that you have worked hard for and accomplished through the years? Since it is your special day, take a look at where you are now and how far you have come. Appreciate the wonderful accomplishments the past year has brought and say thanks to the special people who continue to inspire you.
Find much contentment in the life you lead today by celebrating each experience which has brought you to this moment. Revisit the crucial turning points in your life and draw strength from every triumph and defeat that has turned you into a wiser, more compassionate and more courageous person.
And as you look ahead, never give up on your hopes, wishes and dreams. As you add another year, continue to live life remembering…
that how you live in the present determines how you will think of the past…
that no dream is too small or too impossible…
and that the only real limits you have are the ones you put on yourself…”
I like what was mentioned in the final paragraph. It’s exactly why I changed my blog design and put the “Dare to Dream. Dare to Imagine.” text on top of my blog header early this year.
So I will always be reminded.