Starting the New Year Right

Saturday, January 01, 2011

Happy New Year to my SparkPeople friends. I have not blogged in over six months, and although I never left, I was not fully here. A lot has happened during those six months, but I have decided to leave them in the past. This blog is about seeing the light, finding joy, moving forward, doing what is good, and achieving goals. In fact this is what this year is about. It is the year I designated as the one when I will reach my goal weight, and although I've moved further away from my goal, I still believe it is reachable.

Last night I visited a church that is very different from my conservative Catholic church. It was spontaneous and joyful and although I do not plan to secede from the Catholic Church, I did enjoy and appreciate the message that was delivered. I'll share that message with in you in six words "DON'T GIVE UP ON YOUR DREAM."

SparkPeople provides us with an opportunity to be comfortable enough to share our feelings regardless of how positive or negative they may be. However I believe that this website is also about helping us to get to the next level, not to stay where we are, or to regress, as I did. This is about having a dream and taking the necessary steps to achieve it.

As I considered how difficult it might be to fulfill my goals this year given the situations that I have encountered in the past year, I realized that I could not afford to let my life be dictated by occurrences. There is a power within me that is strong and if I'm willing to tap into that power and if I'm determined to win, then I have no option but to succeed.

And so as we begin 2011 which I claim as my special year since my birthday will be on 11-11-11, I encourage anyone who reads this blog to stretch as far as you can to reach the goals that you have set for yourself. You subscribed to this site because of a dream, a goal or a need. Have you accomplished what you set out to accomplish? If not then you have work to do and no one else can do it for you. We rely on each other for motivation and inspiration, but the work lies at our own feet. For those of you like me who put your goal in the background, let's get back in touch with it and make the determination to move forward. For those already on the path, keep on going strong. Your reward awaits you.

Happy New Year to all my SparkPeople friends. May this be the year that you find success.

Klassie (Glenda)

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  • JANENE413
    Way to boogie, Girl! I love your enthusiasm and honesty. You'll get there one step at a time. It's easy to get bogged down when we look far ahead, but if we take care of today, tomorrow will take care of itself.

    Also, I LOVE it that your birthday this year will be 11-11-11!! My birthday last year was 10-10-10!! Your birthday this year has some strong psychic significance. It will be an auspicious moment in time!!

    Good luck on your journey!

    3004 days ago
  • no profile photo YW84FRIDAY
    Well put and exactly what I needed to hear. Thanks friend.

    3025 days ago
    Keep the dream going! Glad you are still with us!

    Jane on Guam
    3031 days ago
  • MUSTANG0421
    Happy New Year. I didn't realize that this was a special birthday year until a friend of mine pointed it out. This is our year so let's do it.
    3032 days ago
    The right message for the right time. I had put my dreams on hold for many years because of fear and lack of confidence but this year I am going to step forward despite the fear. I hope you will have much to celebrate when 11/11/11 comes.
    We are all routing for you.

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    3032 days ago
    3032 days ago
    Wonderful Klassie, We will reach our goals. Believe and then achieve.
    3032 days ago
    Beautifully put. What an inspirational blog. Thank you for your positive words of wisdom. I have put my goals on the back burner for a long time, not anymore. Today is the first day of my knew life. 2011 is going to be all about me and my health. emoticon

    God Bless,
    3032 days ago

    Comment edited on: 1/1/2011 3:13:25 PM
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