The future belongs to those who believe in the beauty of their dreams. ~E. Roosevelt
I met you bright and early on January 1, determined that this was going to be My Year. I can still remember standing in that field in Allen, looking around for familiar faces wondering if maybe I should have started on January 2nd. But what better way to start off right than by celebrating with friends?
Little did I know.
It was like a flip switched. Suddenly, I knew exactly who I wanted to be. How to get there was becoming more clear with each passing day. A confidence, that had long been missing, returned. You arrived and for the first time in a long time, I began to once again feel like myself. But a whole brand new self. I hadn’t been this excited about the future in years!
I surrounded myself with people who dared to do Really Big Things. I watched friends run 100 miles. I caught Ironmen as they crossed that finish line crying tears of joy. I watched dear friends cross that same finish line in other states. Cheered as other rode for hundreds of miles. Took Spectathlon to a whole new level. It feels good to be Support Staff. Just to be near those who are reaching for Really Big Things.
I started to believe that I could do Really Big Things too.
2012 was the year I started to believe, really believe. Maybe for the first time ever. Colors are brighter, smells are stronger, everything just feels more – all those things you see in movies and read about in books? They are true. If only you look for them.
That’s the thing about New Beginnings. The past is the past and the future is as bright as you imagine it to be. Anything is possible, if only you believe it to be so.
And I believe with all my heart.
Thanks for being so magical, 2012. I owe you so much; You showed me how to really live. There’s no going back now.
May your New Beginning be full of wonder, excitement and all the blessings you are able to receive. Happy New Year!