“Red onion skins and New Year’s Eve have much in common –-
they both peel away to reveal new vibrancy.”
2016 is here and I’m ready for bigger and better things. “Wait,” you say. Where have you been Kenny? There’ve been no blogs for many, many months.” Well. I’ve made several career changes this year, directed an outstanding production of Shakespeare’s “A Midsummer Night’s Dream”, and fought tomato blight. OK, we’re all caught up.
To begin again, 2016 is here and I’m ready for bigger and better things. To do this, I’ll need to make some huge changes in who I AM — who I’ve become or as my guru, the Beatle, George Harrison puts it, I’m in need of “regrooving.”
“Twenty years from now you will be more disappointed by the things you didn’t do than by the ones you did do. So throw off the bowlines. Sail away from the safe harbor. Catch the trade winds in your sails. Explore. Dream. Discover.”
At the opening of each New Year, we stand on the threshold to view the vista of a new beginning. We see more clearly the possibilities that lie ahead of us – so many unexplored opportunities, so many paths. Do we take the road less traveled, or trod the familiar path? The choice is ours. We are not shackled to the choices of the past. We can, at any moment, let go of self-limiting thoughts, actions, and tendencies – the things that stifle the soul and hold us back from achieving our greatness.
“Awaken your habit-dulled spirit
to zestful new effort.
Rest not till th’ eternal freedom is won!”
Seize this opportunity – this new beginning — and feel renewed, refreshed, and start anew. Begin by accepting the challenges each day, week and month bring. Awaken your passion and grit to accomplish what you know is right and good and true. Take up something you think cannot do and then do it. Seeing the power of your tenacity will give you self-assurance and lend momentum to your will. By doing this you will unleash the unlimited strength within you.
I intend to be more faithful in my blogging this year and share my journey with you. Thank you for reading this and for sharing the trip with me.
I pray that you are blessed in this year and that you may bring to fruition your dreams and aspirations.