Things I learned this year.
Laughing and smiling are the two most powerful expressions in the Universe. Neither require lessons or practice. It can happen when you least expect it. The more it happens, the better it gets!
If you think that you don’t matter — stop. Someone has made you feel that way and that reflects on them, not you. Your life is a gift, so share it. You matter!
Kindness stands the test of time. Kindness melts the hardest of hearts. Start with being kind to yourself and those around you. It will spread. Kindness is strength.
Another thing I learned this year is that No is a powerful word. It doesn’t need an explanation.
Respect starts at home. Your home. Your heart.
A wonderful friend told me that I’m not my body. I struggle with that one. However, what I do know is that my body is my transportation. Take care of your body, It will take you far.
Depriving your self of love is starvation of the heart. Love isn’t a commodity that you barter with. Love is always there. It’s within you.
Surround yourself with what makes you happy. Look around, I’ll bet there are things and people in your life that don’t make you happy. If it doesn’t support you, let it go.
Not everything has to be seen as a lesson. Sometimes stuff happens. It’s called life. Just keep moving forward.
A wagging tail sends my soul soaring. My wagging tail crossed over the rainbow bridge this year. I miss him so much. I truly believe that Eli will send me another wagging tail or two and I will know they came from him.
Like Gloria Gaynor sang, we will survive. Not only will we survive, we will thrive. This year was a stark wake-up call. We did not come this far to be defeated by hate.
As we set forth into the next decade, let us create new ways to inspire ourselves and each other. Expand your love. Open your heart and mind to new adventures. Remember: fear = fake evidence appearing real. Go forward with enthusiasm.
Happy New Year!
Heidi Hirsch lives in the Los Angeles area with two birds, a bunch of Koi and very demanding squirrels. As a project developer for Reveal Studio, Inc. she oversees the production and development of the themed entertainment division. Heidi has recently achieved the status of “Seasoned Citizen”. In her downtime, she fancies herself as an urban farmer. “Never did I think I would get so excited over tomatoes and cucumbers without salad dressing!”.