Friday, December 31, 2010

Who are you?



Better yet, who do you want to be?

I think as we enter 2011 there is no bigger question for each individual to answer. I believe we are gifted with something we are destined to do, to accomplish, during these turbulent times. You are very special, or you would not be here right now. You have something the world needs, and deep in your heart you know that. If you are not living your light, then 2011 is the time to start.

Start by asking yourself what makes you happy? What makes you feel full of energy and hope? What brings you a sense that time has stood still and you are in the midst of something greater than yourself?

For each person it is different. But you are unique and incredibly powerful. That is what 2011 is going to be about - finding your destiny through positive intention to do so. Living from the heart. When in doubt about how to act or respond to a challenge - ask yourself - what would love do? You will automatically be in the right frame of mind to make the right choice or decision. Living from the heart is what we are destined to do, and 2011 is the time to start.

24 comments:

Lydia said...

You are such a natural leader and inspire me to be better, do better. Thank you and Happy New Year in my sweet little ol' hometown!

Whitney Lee said...

This is really inspirational. The comment about finding your destiny through 'positive intention' really jumps out at me. This is the time for me to choose who and what I am...Thank you for this!

Happy New Year to you and yours.

Meg said...

This is all so true, thank you. What a positive and intentional way to live out 2011.

Nancy said...

I am a thin happy author who lives in a house with a really big kitchen so she can help her kid learn to be a chef because thats what she wants...also am the mom of an ap scholar, wife of a business owner...mom of many kitties and doggies!

Hilary said...

I love that line "time stood still".
when I am in my weaving studio, that is the perfect description. It feels good to do what I know I am meant to do.
I highly recommend it.

DJan said...

I want to live in my heart all the time, Nancy. This is the best and most fulfilled I ever feel. So I resolve to do just that, as often as I can. My heart is open and waiting for love to fill it up! :-)

Brian Miller said...

happy new year nancy...and this rocked as i am resonating with several of these questions as we step into the new year...

ellen abbott said...

living from the heart, yes. living consciously. And smiling a lot. That too.

Hilary said...

Good advice, Nancy. Yours always is. Happy New Year to you and yours.

Trish and Rob MacGregor said...

Great post! Happy 2011!!

Jo said...

My mother always told me I was the catalyst, that I am able to mediate between people or incidents in conflict. I think sometimes that is not such a bad thing to be, but often I feel as if I am a spectator in other folks' lives. Maybe this year I will become a famous painter ...

... or maybe not. :-)

Happy New Year to you and your family, Nancy.

Cheers,
Jo

Reya Mellicker said...

Happy 2011! How was your new year's celebration? Hope it was lots of fun.

Onwards and upwards - cheers!

dragonflydreamer said...

Wow, this really shouted out at me and I am so grateful you wrote it and I was lead here to read it. In total honesty, I allowed myself to be beaten down to the point of crawling into a cocoon and not participating in the details and acts of daily life. I have been lost and numb. Lately I've had this nagging thought that I had to push myself to do something to help someone else. I realize now it is because my greatest passion after motherhood was advocating for developmentally disabled adults. Thank you for throwing out a life preserver; reminding me of my purpose. Wishing you a very Happy New Year filled with good health, love, laughter, joy and prosperity!

Pat said...

There's no better time than the present, right?

Happy New Year!

Kathryn said...

VERY inspiring! 2011 is full of potential. I just turned 50 and it's given me a bit of a perspective change, in a very good way. Thanks for being a part of the positive energy in my life!

gayle said...

Great advice!! Not sure what makes me really happy except my grandson. I will ask myself in 2011 what would love do!

California Girl said...

You really found your voice this year Nancy. It's wonderful to see you evolve and must feel fantastic.

Many happy returns & a beautiful new year.

The Good Cook said...

Nancy, These are the very questions I have been asking myself this season. Who am I? Where do I belong? How can I contribute to this universe. Circumstances have released me from every natural bond and responsibility; so now what? Volunteer? Travel to the poorest provinces? The Peace Corp? I am able to give and want to give my heart and energy and talents to those in need... I have yet to find the path that my life needs to go... hopefully I will find it in 2011 and I know that wherever I am led, it will be in the giving. I feel certain that my destiny now is in giving.
Linda

Deborah said...

That's one heck of a motivational speech, Nancy. Wow. Eloquent and powerful, and well worth coming back to as the year unfolds. Thank you for that, and a dynamic New Year to you too!!

Marlene said...

Happy New Year Nancy! May this year be kinder with all of us and our planet...Wishing you Health, Happiness and not losing sight of your Bliss. ! Marlene

Jill of All Trades said...

Happy New Year. This is wonderful.

m. heart said...

This is such an inspiring post I may print it out and hang it up somewhere!
Happy New Year!

Lori said...

I love this Nancy! Great things for each of us to ask ourselves and to ponder as we enter a new year...here's to 2011 and living our lights...here's to each one of us living from our hearts and doing what we each are suppose to do. Yes, what would love do? Perfect! XX

The Homemaker said...

Yes, I totally agree. Back to your question: who do you want to be? “I want to explore the best I can be.” Here's to hoping for a better year for all of us. Thanks for such a good food for thought!