Tuesday, December 15, 2009

A New Leaf. . .

There are those of us who are go getters, the movers and shakers, and the 'get-'er-done type folks, and then there are those who prey on your hard work, tag along on your coat-tails, and sit back and enjoy the ride.  Also known as your "freeloaders!" 

This has been the craziest, most wildest year, I've experienced in many, many years, and I'm so thankful for it.  I have been reconnected with some old friends, and have made quite a few new ones, and again, I'm thankful because of it.

I've decided to start practicing my New Year's Resolutions, early, because there is no time like the present!  Now that I'm reflecting a lot, because I do that every December, the lessons I've learned in this year is going to jumpstart the coming year. 

First, my biggest hurdle to get over is trying to forgive those who do not wish me well.  Forgiving is one of the hardest things for an individual to do, especially me, because I'm one that once you cross me, that was once too many times, so you don't get a second chance to screw me over again.  So, fans, I'm practicing this, but it's extremely difficult for me.  (Pray for me ~~ chuckle)!

Second, my next hurdle to get over is to stop worrying over every single damn thing in my life!  Worry, worry, worry is all I do, so I've decided that instead of worrying, I will replace worry with prayer.  Every time I feel myself about to worry, I pray to God and ask Him to help me stay strong.  I've been doing this now for the last 6 weeks and I'm finding it's working out great!  I noticed that when I stopped worrying over everything, a lot of the stress I once felt has dissipated and I feel so much better and lighter!  Worry weighs you down, so I'm not going to do it anymore.  I've also learned that everything usually turns out okay anyway, so why did I give myself an ulcer over worry?  Hmmm?

Third, I've began my spring cleaning early, and no, fans, I'm not talking about cleaning my physical home, I'm talking about cleansing my spirit by getting rid of negative thoughts and removing negative people from my life.  My mind works very much like a computer, and I've been thinking over this year and every single person I've come in contact with, stored in memory, and those that mean me well, will stay apart of my file, but those who mean me harm, I've deleted those files, to never be restored from my recycle bin.  I've wiped the hard drive clean, and this feels absolutely great!

Lastly, I will continue to stay focused and keep my eyes on the prize because yes, there is a prize waiting for me!  Anything that does not fit into my new way of thinking will be forever cast from my files.  I will continue to record all that happens around me, but the minute a virus tries to intercept, my spam filter will be doing the trick destroying the virus before it even has a chance to break through.

So fans, these are my new leaves I'm turning over and have already put into place.  My only hurdle for 2010 will be to continue to execute my programs and stick with them.  I am much wiser, I've learned a great many things from 2009, and I plan to keep those things in my notes for future reference~~so that, if any viruses try to plague my existence, I will recognize the signs, because hackers are very good at what they do.  They can immitate just about anything to make it appear real, but when you click and open, you've spread poison all through your files, and destroyed your PC in the process. 

In closing, beware of the hackers out here, and if you haven't figured by now, hackers are not the only ones that sit by and write programs to destroy your computers.  There are ALL types of hackers, and you might want to check your PCs to see what you need to get rid of, because every file you download isn't what it appears to be!

This is my truth, Plain and Simple!  Happy Reading!