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Day 83 – Celebrate

January 3, 2012

I’m up early, and I just deleted an entire entry so that I could start over and write from the heart. Good morning. Happy New Year. The sun is just rising on this part of the world. I’m sitting up on my bed typing on my laptop and feeling like my heart is about to burst open. It’s a new day.

Life always changes in a day. Someone is born. Someone dies. Someone gets pregnant or starts a new job. Someone moves to a new place, breaks up or starts a new relationship. Someone learns how to do the splits or passes a test and starts believing that anything is possible. A baby takes her first step in one day and someone’s “big break” happens in one instance… It’s a new day and I am embracing all of the miracles that are in it today. Of course change happens long before we see it on the surface. Some plants grow for months before we see the first stem shoot from the ground and there are sequences of events that all lead to the final point where we can visually see the effects of our efforts, but even those things happen in a day, and another day, and another day.

I spent New Years with friends and family. I wasn’t going to. I was going to sit in my “room-cave” and lazily watch internet TV, but as I was sitting there, I engaged in a few telephone exchanges that made me so upset that I had to get out of the house. So I went to my spiritual center, and I’m glad I did, because the happy people, the dancing, the praying, and the environment put me in a mood to start this year out different, inspired, sharing and amongst friends and family.

I am grateful this morning. I get to live. Oh, I know. For some people life doesn’t mean that much. We are bored and uninspired. We are in relationships that break our hearts or we are not with a person that we thought would make our hearts come alive. We are poor and unable to get the things we think we want and pay off all of these bills and debts  or we are too afraid or discouraged to go for our dreams. We are lonely or confused and we are in situations where, try as we may, we don’t know how to get out of them. I know… Trust me, I know that life can look really glum and sometimes having another day doesn’t invoke a mood of celebration.

But there is something to celebrate about. I know this, too. Because in this day, in between the rising and the setting of the sun, you can plant a seed, any kind of seed you want, and as long as you water it, give it enough light, and pull out the weeds from time to time, it will grow. How exciting is that? You can plant a seed of prosperity and you won’t see it blossom today, but if you tend to it, you will find that your life slowly comes in order. You can plant a seed of Love and find yourself ending toxic ties that have lasted years and embracing new Love. In a day, change begins… And you don’t have to wait until you see the change manifest to celebrate about it. It’s going to happen. It’s Law. Look at any garden. Look at nature. Look at people who lose weight, people who get well, people who change their lives. It’s law. Plant a seed, cultivate it, pull out the weeds, and it will grow.

My new year’s resolution is a daily practice. Every day is a new year, and I resolve to continue cultivating the garden of my life until I can see the fruit of my labors manifest and then I resolve to plant new seeds…

Life is blossoming, even in this new day, but you don’t need to see the flowers to start singing. You can start celebrating now for the life that is already growing, for the new day that you already have. You can start the party now…

Day 83


From → How To Blossom

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