My Preemptive Gratitude List (PGL version 2014), Coming Soon…

Wow, this year has been great — and also weird.  A good weird, mostly.  Also…just weird.  But I’m so grateful!

I’m grateful for all the cool things I’ve gotten to do this year and all the wonderful people I’ve met.  I’m grateful for my renewed commitment to my art and my writing, and for all the work I did this year. I’m grateful for my boys – for who they are as young men and for everything they’ve accomplished.  I’m grateful for El Massivo and his Guardian (you’re everything!).  I am grateful for all the fun times and success I expect to have in 2014.  And I’m grateful for all of you who read this blog and encourage my progress.

So, tonight I will be finalizing my goals for the New Year.  My goals will consist of all the things I want to be grateful for at the end of next year.   I call this my Preemptive Gratitude List, instead of my New Year’s Resolutions.  I want to appreciate things while they are happening, and appreciate the people in my life while they are with me, in real time.  I want to know I’ve really lived – not according to what “people” think  – but according to what’s really in my heart.

My goals keep me from simply existing.  They warn me not to settle.  They push me to be the very best I can be.  And they help me to avoid wandering aimlessly through life.

There’s a saying that states if you don’t know where you’re going, how will you know when you’ve arrived?  Also, if you have no destination, any old road will take you there.  But the real reason I do my Preemptive Gratitude List is that I believe in living life intentionally.  (I also really like checking things off and feeling smug).

So, my lovelies, best of luck for an awesome New Year.  If you’re not pursuing your dreams already, make 2014 the year you finally follow your bliss!

Love, peace and blessings…

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