At the beginning of this year, I made this declaration about my life:
“2017, the happiest most prosperous year of my life so far. The foundation on which to build for continuous happiness and prosperity for the rest of my life. I decree this and it is so.
Well, it was an awesome year. There were ups and downs, disappointments, insights and awe inspiring moments.
I enjoyed a “Thelma and Louise” trip with a younger cousin with whom I bonded at our aunt’s birthday party. On a whim, we drove from Simi Valley to Vegas to Los Angeles, out ran brush fires, saw mirages and lost passports, and although I am 20+ years her senior, she things I am the coolest, most adventurous of the cousins —- I’ll that that.
I joined MKMMA and Go90Grow stretching myself in ways I did not imagine.
I was invited as a companion on a 7 day all expenses paid cruise on the Italian ship MSC Divina, upgraded to a balcony view for free, met many wonderful people who had traveled throughout Italy, and attended the free basic Italian lessons on board the ship.
I discovered that I have had a long standing affair with “things Italian .” The Italian flair, the ocean view and talks about Italy provided fuel for two of the smart goals on my DMP, which are an ocean view home and a leisurely trip throughout Italy, and I got to “experience” them for 7 days. What a way to prime subby.
(The photo above is where I spent many evenings on the ship listening to music.)
For three years I have been thinking about replacing the tile in my condo, but felt that the timing was not right. My water heater broke in July and I am still in the process of replacing all the floors. This major inconvenience which was not planned, manifested the desires of my heart of tiling all my floors without using any of my savings.
As I look around my home, I am amazed at how many items say “made in Italy.” I remember how they made me feel when I bought them, but never paid attention to where they were made until after the cruise. In addition, I now have two canvas paintings of Venice in my possession. They were tucked away behind some display items and the store manager and clerks forgot they still had them, so they sold them to me at a major discount.
I have laughed more consistently than at any other time in my life. About a month ago I attended an event where I am well known, and my peers did not recognize me. They thought I was a new attendee. I wish you could see the big grin on my face as I am writing this because, one of my favorite sentences from scroll I is “I wall tall among men and they know me not, for today I am a new man with a new life.”
I can truly say I accomplished my goals of Happiness and prosperity in 2017. None of these things were planned ahead of time, but have been desires of my heart. I am continuing to increase my prosperity consciousness so that 2018 and the years beyond will be even greater.