Image by Swamibu via FlickrTo say the least, 2009 has been a crazy and tough year for everyone. Watching and reading stories from across the nation last Thanksgiving week was a strong reminder of the economy's impact, creating a crossroads for many people. It's so easy to be fearful and negative and then swim in it. However, the exact opposite was displayed in many of the stories.
To follow the example from the many stories of people facing adversity, now is a time of opportunity. A time to expose hidden talents, dreams and goals. A time for change. As I thought about myself and others contemplating a resolution, the following thoughts came to me ... A soul with courage negates fear. Nothing can make you yield but yourself. Let your soul be your compass. As Plato once so eloquently put it, "Nothing in the affairs of men is worthy of great anxiety."
We also can't forget to let loose at times. I see it as a requirement in life. Get the negative out and revive. We all have a freak flag. Don't be shy to let it fly once in awhile. Let go. You won't regret it. :)