Believe and it shall be… whether you believe this or not there is great truth in this. One cannot fix one’s issues and problems in their life until they first step up and believe they can change and acknowledge that they alone can do that for themselves. No one or anything has power or control over your life unless you allow it. This is something I had long forgotten and had to search deep inside to remember and pull to the surface. I’ve found I have always been good at giving advice and listening and helping others but I had forgotten how to help myself. I had forgotten how to follow my own path and live my own life. I am now and I’m getting happier each day with that decision. It’s a very long road to fixing a life of service to become a life of living. So old man winter has found us. It affords us a lot of days inside where we can sit and muddle and wish for the sunshine and outdoor play or where we can make plans and prepare for an adventure that is yet to come. The choice is ours? Which should we choose to follow? Two roads diverged… Don’t they always. Life is so full of choices and possibilities. I think our society has forgotten that. We’ve grown soft. We allow the government to just aimlessly dictate what will happen now and in our futures. I thought we were a democracy; however, what I see as of late is a dictatorship. Worry not for what you have no power to change is a wonderful saying, good thing our forefathers didn’t listen to that though. We all have the power to change; most of us just don’t believe that anymore, have lost our hope or our way or are too scared or selfish to try. One voice is usually what makes the change. One person stands and yells from the tree tops or the mountains for all to hear and most often they do listen. It’s easier for most to just sit back and do nothing. You can write your congressmen, and all the other politicians. You can write your media. You can talk with your friends and your neighbors. You can be a light. Everyone can sit back and say I’m just one person so what can I do. So many people who changed the world were just one person. Believe in yourself. Believe and it shall be. Life your life so that your head is held high, not hung low in sorrow and same. After all Martin Luther King was not the only one that had a dream. I am empowering my inner soul this year. That is my goal for me. I don’t do resolutions for the New Year. I find they only set one up for failure. Instead I try to set myself a goal to aim for. I make it something I know I can do and I believe in it. This is how I will empower me. This is how I will begin the second half of my life. The sun is out today. Spring will soon be here with fresh beginnings for everyone. New life, new love, and new hope will flower and bring us another summer of possibilities. Here’s to 2015! I hope it’s a blessed and happy year for all.