A Letter To 2015

Dear 2015,

My, what a tremendous year you have been. You have come and gone so quickly that I have hardly had the chance to grasp you. I have hardly had the chance to understand the concept of you, of what you mean. It seems that even though I have had you with me for the last year, you have twirled and danced away from me like a flash of light. I have hardy had the chance to come to terms with you, I have hardly welcomed you, I have hardly gotten used to writing you number in my journal. And yet, you are coming to an end, you are closing this chapter of my life, of our lives, just as quickly as it all began.

And yet, I am so thankful to your presence. I am so thankful for your fullness, and your lessons, for your days filled with beauty, for some filled with regret. I am thankful for this milestone. For the survival. For the living that I got to do with you.

You were not a year of confusion. If anything, you were a year of figuring out the most intricate details that never seemed to make any sense. You were like a roadmap where everything along the way was clear, the exits marked, the views along the way, breathtaking. You were hard work, and sleepless nights, but everything you gave me was worth it.

You were like the light at the end of a long, and never-ending period of darkness and confusion. You made sense to me, you worked with me, you allowed me to be me and figure out who I truly am. That’s not to say that at times you were not trying. You were. But your trying times only made things make more sense to me. Things added up quicker, decisions were made faster. You tested me to the best of your abilities and let me come out the other side stronger than ever before. Your small periods of doubt and uncertainty became welcome reminders that I am only human and that I will never be perfect, but that I can learn to accept being imperfect to the best of my abilities.

You were wondrous to me, you were rich, and kind, and loving, you were filled with more laughs than you were tears, more adventures than time spent at home. More appreciation for the small things. You were filled with the best kind of people, they were wholesome and good, and they felt safe and heaven-sent. You allowed me to explore the places closest to me, to find small homes of comfort in little towns scattering highways, in lakeside homes, in early morning coffee, you allowed me to allow myself to find homes in people again.

Thank you for your lessons, thank you for being like air, like water. Thank you for forcing me to live again, to love again, to fall in love with myself again. Thank you for showing me that I posses more abilities and qualities than I ever thought. Thank you for appreciating me as much as I appreciated you. You were magical, and wonderful, and I’m forever grateful for you allowing me and giving me the time and safety to figure out who I am again.

With love,

Cliff Ochomo

Stop looking for Fault and start looking for good.

One of the characteristics of people who are not doing very well with their lives is, they are top complainers and whiners. They never can find anything good about their lives and the environment they find themselves. Folks what you focus on, expands and successful people are using this to their advantage.

Haven’t you notice that successful people never talk about how bad the economy is, how high things in the market have gone up, or how many bad breaks they are having? Instead they focus on what’s good, what’s working, or what’s beautiful about them…they always try to find the good in every situation they find themselves in.

Do you want to end this year on high note? Develop the habit of finding the good in every situation. Stop talking about the negative things around you. Stop looking for the things that ain’t working in your life. If you are a Christian, you should be familiar with a powerful scripture that says, Ask and it shall be given to you, knock and the door shall be open to you, seek and you shall find. So here is a question for you, what are you seeking in your life?

Most of us are always looking, and seeking for the out points and negative things, and since God’s word must be fulfilled, we are never disappointed in our search. There are girls that believe that every guy that approach them for a relationship is a cheat and will lair to them, and somehow they help their prophecies to be fulfilled.

Take a look at your life, what you have more of is, will point you to the direction of where your focus has been. If you must see the things you desire in your life manifested, then Instead of complaining about what you don’t like about your job, relationship, marriage, school, business etc, start commending what you do like and see how quickly it improves.

Remember, it’s easy to find fault with any situation, event or things. It is also easy to allow the things you dislike to dominate your thoughts and for you to overlook the fact that the things you dislike about your work, marriage, relationship, school etc are really a very small percentage of things taking place in your life. Make it a point to find something good in your life every day and it will surprise you just how beautiful your life is.