Traditionally, during the holiday season and the end of the year, people look at their best moments, the highlights of the year…
But the reality is… 2022 has been challenging for many people, including yours truly.
However, I believe there’re miracles in every challenge… if you look at your challenges from a “miracles’ perspective.”
The lessons that were presented, the teachers that appeared in your life, the opportunities you created…
So, in my last article of this year, I invite you to take time and write down all the blessings and miracles you experienced in 2022, especially those that masqueraded as challenges…. 😉
I know, it may feel like a pretty radical positive perspective on your really challenging experiences but bear with me… because it’s a really healing, uplifting and life-supporting exercise.
Here’re some of my miracles in 2022….
… I lost my mom on February 1st, 2022. She was 84…. It was a huge loss and I am still going through the grieving process.
However, if I think about her passing this year from a “miracles’ perspective”, we’re blessed that she was with us for that long, that, for the most part, she didn’t suffer during her final days, and that she left this turbulent world before the horrific war in Ukraine that would be devastating for her to comprehend (she was a Holocaust survivor).
… Additional injuries that I somehow inflicted on my body (because my mind has challenging time adjusting to my aging body and sometimes keeps pushing it too far) made me honor and appreciate my body more than ever before….
I refuse to give in to my physical limitations and am looking for solutions.
… Losing $300,000 by investing with a certified financial adviser, who turned out to be just a sleek seller, taught me to trust my intuition and investment acumen more than my husband’s intuition when it comes to investing.
But that’s not all….
I was able to deduct this loss against the profit from selling one of my rental properties! Yeey to tax savings!
… Investing a LOT of money in myself – my online business and speaking skills – helped not only feel more confident and be more impactful as a speaker, but also attract interesting speaking opportunities (the most memorable was being a keynote speaker at the Women Empowerment Conference in Paris).
… Spending a lot of hours working in my business to the point of physical and emotional tiredness made me decide to change my business model and have more ME-time to maintain my own spiritual, physical and emotional wellbeing.
… Not getting a much-wanted puppy because we travel so much helped realize how much I want to have one and how amazing this experience will be once we slow down our traveling.
… Not being able to ski when we went to Park City, Utah, and not being able to hike (like I used to) when we went to National Parks in Arizona, yet still enjoying our travels and the outdoor, helped realize how wonderful it is to feel healthy, to spend time in Nature, and to travel with a person I love.
… Challenges in business made me more resilient and also more clear about what I am NOT willing to tolerate in business and in life.
… Gaining weight taught me to love my body NO MATTER WHAT while seeking healthy solutions for weight loss.
… Rough economic environment and high inflation motivated me to seek safe strategies and guidance from respected investment mentors, and practice patience and caution.
… Releasing some people from my life made me love those who I kept even more.
Yes, I had a few miracles in 2022…
How about you?
Write down YOUR 2022 assessment from the “miracles perspective”. 😉
Next, let’s get clear about your intentions for 2023.
Write down answers to the following two questions:
1. What would you like more of in your life next year?
2. What would you like less of in your life next year?
Answering these simple questions helps get clear on what you want to “declutter” in your life… and what you want to attract.
And it will also help you focus on specific aspects of your life that either
add joy, peace of mind and happiness
add drama, dis-harmony and dis-ease.
When I asked myself these questions, here’s what came up…
I intend to…
…have more time with loved ones, more speaking engagements, more good investments with great ROIs, more amazing aligned clients, more opportunities and adventures, more laughter, joy, ease, and allowing…
…have less time spent in front of computers, less visits to doctors, less tolerating toxic people, less stress, forcing and pressuring of any kind.
All those intentions are going to be part of my 2023.
How about you?
Get a pen and a journal and start jotting down YOUR answers.
What do you want more of in your life in 2023?
What do you want less of next year?
Intentions are powerful, especially when supported by aligned choices and actions.
Once you get clear on your WHAT and your WHY (e.g. why it’s non-negotiable for you), the HOW will follow.
So, right now, don’t get stuck on the “HOW”. OK? 😉
And that brings me to my intentions for you….
May you have a very Merry Christmas (or a very Happy Hanukkah) with your loved ones by your side.
And may your 2023 be Healthy, Peaceful, Prosperous, and Blessed with Many Miracles.😍