Category: Deep Thoughts

My Goal For The Next Year

My Goal For The Next Year
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“My goal for the next year is just to fall back in love with myself and the world and life again.”

This is the perfect uplifting post to remind us of the ‘bigger picture’ and makes a fantastic, simple New Year’s resolution. It could also be relevant at a birthday, or on any day really: The coming year starts today – what do you have planned? Be sure to include something wonderful – for you. Give yourself the opportunity to love life. We can choose this. It’s all too easy to get so caught up in all the things that need to be done and the stress of dealing with life that we end up neglecting the things we want to do. It’s too easy to forget to reward ourselves – but this is a need too! You need love too and it starts with giving it you yourself. You certainly are lovable. I know this. Give yourself permission to enjoy.

Goal setting is a powerful tool for personal growth and development. It allows us to focus our energy and efforts on specific objectives and gives us a sense of purpose and direction. Setting goals also helps us to measure our progress and to stay motivated along the way. The goal of falling back in love with oneself and the world is an ambitious yet powerful one, as it encompasses several aspects of one’s life.

When setting a goal, it’s essential to make sure that it is specific, measurable, attainable, relevant, and time-bound (SMART). Specific goals are clear and well-defined, making them easier to achieve. Measurable goals allow us to track our progress and to know when we’ve achieved them. Attainable goals are realistic and achievable, while relevant goals align with our values and priorities. Time-bound goals have a deadline, which helps us to stay on track and to stay motivated.

The quote’s goal of falling back in love with oneself and the world is a holistic one, that encompasses different aspects of life, such as self-care, personal growth, and appreciation of life. It’s a goal that aligns with the values of self-love, self-care and mindfulness, and it’s time-bound, giving a sense of urgency to the speaker to act on it.

I’m Thankful For My Struggle

I'm Thankful For My Struggle
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“I’m thankful for my struggle because without it I wouldn’t have stumbled across my strength.”

This quote speaks to the idea that struggles and challenges can be an important part of personal growth and development. It suggests that without facing difficulties, we may not discover our own inner strength and resilience. This quote also implies that without struggle, we wouldn’t have the opportunity to learn and grow as individuals.

The metamorphosis of a caterpillar into a butterfly, as depicted in the image, is an excellent analogy that illustrates this quote. The caterpillar goes through a process of struggle and transformation as it transforms into a butterfly. Inside the chrysalis, the caterpillar’s body is breaking down, and its cells are rearranging to form the butterfly’s wings. This process is difficult and might be painful, but it is necessary for the caterpillar to become a butterfly. It might not also understand the changes it is going through.

In the same way, we as humans go through struggles and challenges that can be difficult and painful, but these struggles are also necessary for us to grow and develop as individuals. Like the caterpillar, we must go through the process of breaking down and rebuilding in order to reach our full potential. The struggles we face can help us to discover our own inner strength and resilience, and to become the best version of ourselves.

The quote also highlights the importance of gratitude and patience, even in difficult situations. Instead of dwelling on the negative aspects of struggle, it encourages us to find things to be thankful for in the midst of difficulty. In the same way, a butterfly, once emerged from the chrysalis, can fly and appreciate the beauty of the world, while a caterpillar would have never had the opportunity to do that.

A further insight is in the metaphorical idea that we may have the potential for incredible but unforeseen transformation. On a soul level, you have wings waiting for you and your current existence was “just the caterpillar level”.. it’s time to fly…

I Want To Say Thank You To The Rare Few Individuals

I Want To Say Thank You To The Rare Few
I Want To Say Thank You To The Rare Few Graphic © (with permission)

“I want to say thank you to the rare few individuals in my life who have listened without judgement spoken without prejudice helped me without entitlement understood without pretension and loved me without conditions.”

Listening is an essential aspect of any relationship, whether it’s a romantic relationship, a friendship, or a professional relationship. It’s an act of empathy, of understanding and valuing the other person’s perspective. Listening without judgement is even more rare, it shows that the person is open-minded and willing to understand the other person’s point of view without imposing their own beliefs or opinions.

This quote highlights the importance of listening, understanding, and loving without conditions, and how rare and valuable these qualities can be in relationships.

Unfortunately, misunderstanding and judgement are all too common in our world. People often jump too quickly to conclusions and make assumptions about others, rather than taking a little more time to truly listen and understand – understanding that things are usually deeper than they first appear.

On the other hand, when we are truly heard and understood, it can have a profound impact on our well-being. It can foster feelings of connection, trust, and validation. It can help us to feel seen and valued for who we are.

This quote also highlights the vivifying nature of love without conditions; love that is given freely, without any expectation of receiving something in return. It’s rare to find someone who truly loves and accepts us for who we are, without trying to change us or impose their own standards or expectations. This type of love is unconditional and it’s regarded as the most powerful and healing kind of love.