January 1st 2013! Who would have thought? Came across this quote which I thought was very much enlightening. Because each end of the year, we don't have to look deep and far to see our faults and flaws. It's all within there in the vastness of our own conscious minds like pins and needles. We inspect, analyze and measure our failures. In the process, we often fail to recognize the goodness within us. All we see is our incompetence, inabilities and lousy dispositions.
"We spend January 1 walking through our lives, room by room,
drawing up a list of work to be done, cracks to be patched.
Maybe this year, to balance the list, we ought to walk through
the rooms of our lives... not looking for flaws, but for
potential." -- Ellen Goodman
What are my potentials? Yes, I have so many. I am good in so many things and in so many ways. Some have been stowed away in the back burner just awaiting a lighter to set flames to them. Some have been overlooked due to negligence and some very much forgotten because I have been distracted with the busy nothings of every day living.
This year, 2013, I will focus more on my potentials! The possibilities are endless. Every day, as we still live and breath, we have a chance to love more, serve more and touch lives and lift them up from whatever situation or circumstances they're in. There's so much goodness, power and strength within every one of us that we can make this world and those we come in contact with, better.