A Reflective look back at 2007
I don't know about you, but the end of the year always gives me reason to pause and take stock in the lessons that I've not only learned, but the ones that I missed. The best part of the New Year is the hope of a better tomorrow. Another chance to do something better, a chance to get more, give more...be more. What did you learn and are you passing that knowledge along to others?
Happy almost 2008!! This year the one before that and the one before that...seems to me to have flown by. It's been a challenge to practice everything that I've been preaching...I mean writing (I don't preach) do I? Anyway, as they say, do as I say not as I do!
The biggest wow moment for me had to be my discovery of The Secret. I've always know that thinking positive had positive affects. It never occurred to me how many times in my own life I'd asked the universe for something and it would be manifested. So many occasions I mad a conscience effort to "not worry" and think of the end result that I wanted and poof, I'd get what I wanted. Of course there were a few times when I allowed doubt and fear to take control and as I now realize, they too got what they wanted.
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This year brought about a few revelations in regards to my own interracial relationships of the past and those of my brothers and sisters on this site. I learned a lot more about where my prejudices came from and the fact that they were sometimes about me and how I saw myself and other black women.
For a moment I thought that perhaps I could be a racist. It's taken a while to come to terms with the fact that I may even prefer another race over my own. That still continues to be a hard pill to swallow. In my head, I'd like to believe that I feel the same about all people. I try to treat everyone on an individual basis. There is no shortage of stupid, smart, crazy, sane, happy or miserable people of every race, nationality, culture.
My preference is what we keep telling you here, is perfectly okay to have. The fact that I feel like a traitor to my race is another side-effect of our race-focused society that makes us think that even in 2007 we have to choose sides.
My hope is that at some point in time over the past year; whether you agreed with me or not, that I've written about something that you hadn't thought of; that I've given you a totally different perspective or way to look at a situation. Hopefully, at least one of you has learned something new, loved someone different and/or given yourself permission to be loved (like I've been telling you all year...) you deserve it!
All I have to say about 2008 is that I'm so ready!!! Bring it on. I'm ready to begin another attempt to get my body, mind and spirit in shape. I'm ready to learn something new and learn how to do something that I've always done...in a different way. I look forward to hearing your success stories, even the bad stories because it is through trial and error that we all learn and grow.
Happy New Year family...we are that. A group of people with a common bond sharing a little space and looking to share a lot of love with all those that know how to recognize and appreciate the fact that there is truly only one race...the human race!
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