"Laughter is the shortest distance between two people" - Victor Borge
The year end is a time meant for reflecting all things good and bad, happy, sad; a time for a moment in remembrance. It is also a time of letting go forgiving and clearing our mental, spiritual and physical houses that can bring a flood of mixed emotions. Remembering the good and fond things about people we are not longer connected to in the physical actually brings their spiritual essence closer. More importantly is letting go and only holding on to the good and healthy thoughts.
2015 has been a year of good, bad, and unexpected tragedies. It has been a year of resilience and for those of us who woke up this morning, a year of many blessings. One way to balance life in between the ups and downs for the coming year is to remember to laugh. "Laughter is the best medicine" is more than just cliche; it's scientific. For the year 2016 never forget how to forgive; just live, love and laugh. Sonja Brooks.
“Where there is great love, there are always miracles” – Willa Cather
Amidst all the celebrations, the most powerful way to end the year for me is to celebrate the miracle of love. Love is much greater than what we feel romantically. It is what makes us sing, dance and makes us human. Love is the most amazing thing in our lives. It is what make us human, what makes life worth living – in the grander scheme of things, nothing else truly matters. The size of our homes, bank balances, the beauty of our partner, the speed of our car – all those things pale into insignificance when we face the miracle of love.
Love leads to other miracles such as kindness. Have you noticed how great you feel afterwards when you have done someone a kind deed? Through the miracle of our love, we can indeed transform the world – even a hug, a loving touch or just a smile can cause the miracle of healing others. There are so many simple things we can all do on a daily basis to bring more love into our lives. Together we can all make this an even more beautiful and miraculous world than it already is. I love the Creator of the Universe, and I love you all. Thank you for all your support and love (you know who you are). There are even greater miracles about to happen in 2016. Watch out for those miracles. Keep loving.
You don't need a reason to be happy just a choice. It's a beautiful world, enjoy it. Dream. Explore. Discover.
Contributor: Nanna Abban "Reflections of Adinkra."