Remember the phrase, “finding your bearings?” One would probably have to fall into a certain age bracket to have heard it. Yet, it is a perfect saying to ponder at the beginning of 2020.
We may have realized that we have gotten off track, so to speak. The elders often used the phrase, “coming to yourself.” They meant that we had not been working from our own true base. We may have become caught up in someone else’s agenda.
Or perhaps, the busyness of life just found us side-tracked Our trains have, proverbially, jumped off the track. Our affairs are out of alignment with the natural order of things and out of kilter. Though things seem to have gone awry, we are still here. That means that we have a chance to get it right.
I recently heard that January has the highest rate for filings for divorce. Many of us have had time to look back over the holidays and made a host of New Year’s resolutions.
It is now 2020 and we hope to see life with a perfect 20-20 vision. We begin with a fresher start while discarding the fallout and debris as we leave toxic people behind. “When you cut toxic people out of your environment it becomes a lot easier to breathe” (#Say Quotable). We can become more prepared to take on the next task.
Maturity helps us realize that it is not all about us nor the gaudy, the tinsel nor the shiny things. It is more about how we can be of service to others. Dr. King reminded us that, “Everybody can be great because everybody can serve.”
We are free to forge ahead with clearer heads, minds and souls. Adam Clayton Powell, Jr. once posed the question, “What’s in your hand?” He was asking us what we have to give to others? How can we make a difference? It is time for us to roll up our sleeves and get busy working with those who will most certainly appreciate our efforts!
Lynn M. January 11, 2020