A Reflective look back at 2007

Posted by Leticia, 15 Dec 07

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.

Your perfect partner could be online right now...

What are you looking for?

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!

21 responses to "A Reflective look back at 2007"

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  1.   SnazzyBella says:
    Posted: 18 Mar 08

    The new year is turning into quite the adventure for me!!!

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  2.   SnazzyBella says:
    Posted: 18 Mar 08

    The new year is turning into quite the adventure for me!!!

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  3.   Majesticone says:
    Posted: 27 Feb 08

    i never thought i would come back. i took a year off, met a couple of ppl a lot happened and im sure there is more to come. i just hope it gets better and THIS YEAR i meet and keep a great guy for an LTR.. life is too short to waste.

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  4.   Teetee1117 says:
    Posted: 18 Feb 08

    I hope that tthis pasted year is just that the past. I've went through many soul& spirit changing events. I know God was teaching me something.

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  5.   Fala says:
    Posted: 16 Jan 08

    LOL@Mossimo. Maybe you should change your name to Miss Cleo!

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  6.   Cocokisses says:
    Posted: 15 Jan 08

    Mossimo, you must be psychic :) I am getting more kisses, UNME always says something funny, and since Moss needs a girlfriend, I think he should be talking to Fala!

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  7.   mossimo36 says:
    Posted: 09 Jan 08

    Predictions for 2008? More kisses for cocokisses. Unme says something funny. Mossimo gets a girlfriend if he's lucky...and Fala??

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  8.   Fala says:
    Posted: 05 Jan 08

    Well Britney finally lost the kids! You didn't have to be a psychic to see that coming in 2008.

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  9.   Cocokisses says:
    Posted: 04 Jan 08

    It was a good year for me :) I hope 2008 will be even better!

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  10.   Jabali says:
    Posted: 03 Jan 08

    2007 was my best year so far. Indications are that this year will be even better! Happy new year people.

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  11.   Sharon says:
    Posted: 02 Jan 08

    I am so glad that 2008 is here...onward to bigger and better things! Happy New Year everyone! ~Sharon~

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  12.   Shannon says:
    Posted: 02 Jan 08

    well.....what have i learned this year and am i teaching it...? yes, i am. this doesn't have anything to do with the site, but... I lost 4 people this year and my whole demeanor has changed. though my light still shines brightly and my passion for life it's self is still in full....i realize now for sure that death will slap you in the face multiple times when you are not looking. A piece of my heart is gone, my best friend is gone as well as others.I am feeling bad now because i want to make SURE i feel every bit of it. To deal with it up front and in the face. i believe i am ready to move on. this lady is helping to pull me out of my shadows. all of a sudden i feel the power of the Sun again. like i never even had a bad day before. i believe i need a new best friend again.another kind of best friend, like someone to to be special to, do things for, run for, hold and love and love and love and love and love again....yes i have been teaching that dealing with these things up front is healthy and being able to reference to death as a reminder to Love and love some more is even more healthy......I Love You Grannie, My Heart.....I Miss You Rodney, My Best Buddy For Life! Oh, i ake for a new start with a bold true love.....powers please bless me and all of these true folk on these ID sites the love they so deserve!

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  13.   dark1ande says:
    Posted: 30 Dec 07

    Happy New Year !!

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  14.   Julep says:
    Posted: 30 Dec 07

    Happy New Year to you too! May the future bring blessings for you and all your loved ones.

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  15.   lizzy2005 says:
    Posted: 26 Dec 07

    New Year....New Start!!!

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  16.   PattyCake4 says:
    Posted: 26 Dec 07

    I'm looking forward to the New Year and all the blessings that God has for me. Life hasn't been easy, but we weren't promise "a rose garden, there has to be rain sometime along with the sunshine". May this New Year bring you closure, new beginnings, prosperity, happyness, laughter, love, understanding, and gratefulness. Happy New Year!

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  17.   Fala says:
    Posted: 24 Dec 07

    Unme, let's hope next year's a better one!

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  18.   mossimo36 says:
    Posted: 22 Dec 07

    Was a good year for me.....looking forward to see what 2008 holds.

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  19.   mossimo36 says:
    Posted: 21 Dec 07

    What a year is was....Happy Holidays to all!!

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  20.   unme23 says:
    Posted: 19 Dec 07

    i'll be glad when this year is over!!!

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  21. Posted: 18 Dec 07

    I CANT WAIT FOR THE NEW YEAR!!!

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