Hello 2017!!! Welcome to Seize the Day Blog, if this is your first time visiting my blog, I would like to say Welcome!! If you are returning, I cannot thank you enough for supporting me! Also, welcome back!
Through Instagram, Facebook, and Twitter, I have continuously heard how ecstatic people are to welcome 2017, some even accusing 2016 of being a brutal year. I’ll admit, 2016 hasn’t been the easiest year for my family and I either, but despite those trying moments, this past year has also been filled with a substantial amount of blessings that I believe should not go overlooked when coming into a New Year.
For starters, my little sister graduated from college with her Bachelor’s degree in May (talk about a #girlboss moment!), my cousin (a fabulous 22-year-old nurse in training) celebrated his 5th anniversary of being cancer free, my other cousin got married, countless amounts of friends were engaged before the arrival of January 1st, and I’ve had the wonderful opportunity to reconnect with quite a few different childhood friends whom I unintentionally fell out of contact with over the years…whoever said “life is about the small moments” truly knew what s/he was talking about!
That being said, I believe we should each alter our perspective on life in a more positive direction and strive to be the best version of ourself in this New Year…not simply for the sake our own personal health, but for the sake of other people, as well.
To be a bright light in a dark world is the biggest blessing you can bestow on someone else’s year. Focusing on the negative is so easy to do when that is all you’re surrounded by. So, I am challenging you to break away from the norm this 2017 year…remind others of the happiness that is still alive and well in our world today! You never know the tremendous impact it might have on someone else’s day or (since I feel like being dramatic) someone else’s life.
Those small moments or “blessings” can really add up to quite the diamond in the rough! It has been my experience that actions speak louder than words, therefore, lead by example this year because you never know who might be in desperate need of that exact type of encouragement.
As I say farewell to 2016 and all of the amazing memories that were created over what has felt like a very short 365 days, I welcome 2017 with a great, big bear hug and look forward to the small moments/blessings/memories that await me in the year to come!