I am just thankful for the blessings of the past year and the lessons learned. And I look forward to a fresh year of growth and being the best version of myself and continuing to live a life with purpose.
As the year ended this song proved to be an inspiration for me. Perhaps, it will be the same for you, too. After all, we all need a miracle worker and way maker. We need Someone who will be our light and guide in this life.
Indeed, how time flies! Such a cliched thing to say and yet so true 🙂 It only seemed like yesterday when it was Christmas 2018 and New Year 2019 but here we are: one more Christmas season to enjoy and celebrate and one more new year to welcome.
My wish is that this season, we will remember the TRUE Reason for this Season, extend His love to others and seek His guidance in how we should face forward the coming year.
Having said that, I am sharing with you a Christmas playlist I found on YouTube. The songs are from Jose Mari Chan who has been famously associated with the Christmas season here in the Philippines, thanks to his meaningful Christmas hits.
But you need not feel being drowned as you cope with the coming change. Sometimes, an encouraging word or two can be that helpful. Or should I say, most of the time. Anyways, check out these quotes on change and be inspired:
“If you always do what you’ve always done, you’ll always get what you’ve always got.” —Henry Ford
“All changes, even the most longed for, have their melancholy, for what we leave behind us is a part of ourselves; we must die to one life before we can enter into another.” —Anatole France
“When patterns are broken, new worlds emerge.” —Tuli Kupferberg
“Those who expect moments of change to be comfortable and free of conflict have not learned their history.” —Joan Wallach Scott
Nothing happens unless something is moved. – Albert Einstein
The secret of change is to focus all of your energy, not on fighting the old, but on building the new. Socrates
In any given moment we have two options: to step forward into growth or step back into safety. – Abraham Maslow
Stop being afraid of what could go wrong, and start being excited about what could go right. – Tony Robbins
Don’t spend time beating on a wall, hoping to transform it into a door. – Coco Chanel
I am always doing that which I can not do, in order that I may learn how to do it. – Pablo Picasso
Old ways won’t open new doors. – Unknown
We do not grow absolutely, chronologically. We grow sometimes in one dimension, and not in another; unevenly. We grow partially. We are relative. We are mature in one realm, childish in another. The past, present, and future mingle and pull us backward, forward, or fix us in the present. We are made up of layers, cells, constellations. – Anais Nin
The most important thing to remember is this: To be ready at any moment to give up what you are for what you might become. – W.E.B. Du Bois
Step out of the history that is holding you back. Step into the new story you are willing to create. – Oprah Winfrey
Twenty years from now you will be more disappointed by the things that you didn’t do than by the ones you did do, so throw off the bowlines, sail away from safe harbor, catch the trade winds in your sails. Explore, dream, discover. – Mark Twain
Embrace uncertainty. Some of the most beautiful chapters in our lives won’t have a title until much later. – Bob Goff
Your journey has molded you for the greater good, and it was exactly what it needed to be. Don’t think that you’ve lost time. There is no short-cutting to life. It took each and every situation you have encountered to bring you to the now. And now is right on time. – Asha Tyson
The world is round and the place which may seem like the end may also be the beginning. – Ivy Baker Priest
Change is hard at first, messy in the middle and gorgeous at the end. – Unknown
What the caterpillar calls the end of the world, the master calls a butterfly. – Richard Bach
The two most important days in your life are the day you are born and the day you find out why. – Mark Twain
If you want things to be different, perhaps the answer is to become different yourself. – Norman Vincent Peale
Change means movement. Movement means friction. Only in the frictionless vacuum of a nonexistent abstract world can movement or change occur without that abrasive friction of conflict. – Saul Alinsky
On the precipice of any great change, we can see with terrifying clarity the familiar firm footing we stand to lose, but we fill the abyss of the unfamiliar before us with dread at the potential loss rather than jubilation over the potential gain of gladnesses and gratifications we fail to envision because we haven’t yet experienced them. – Maria Popova
Change may be alarming, but it is also refreshing – even exhilarating. – Robert Greene
Don’t be afraid to change. You may lose something good, but you may gain something even better. – Unknown
It’s not so much that we’re afraid of change or so in love with the old ways, but it’s that place in between that we fear. – Marilyn Ferguson
I have accepted fear as part of life – specifically the fear of change… I have gone ahead despite the pounding in the heart that says “turn back…” – Erica Jong
The truth is that our finest moments are most likely to occur when we are feeling deeply uncomfortable, unhappy, or unfulfilled. For it is only in such moments, propelled by our discomfort, that we are likely to step out of our ruts and start searching for different ways or truer answers. – M. Scott Peck
Negative emotions like loneliness, envy, and guilt have an important role to play in a happy life; they’re big, flashing signs that something needs to change. – Gretchen Rubin
Growth is painful. Change is painful. But nothing is as painful as staying stuck somewhere you don’t belong. – Unknown
It’s okay to be scared. Being scared means you’re about to do something really, really, brave. – Unknown
Fix your eyes forward on what you can do, not back on what you cannot change. – Tom Clancy
Maturity is when you stop complaining and making excuses, and start making changes. – Roy T. Bennett
We are products of our past, but we don’t have to be prisoners of it. Rick Warren
**I am grateful to success.com and to wisdomquotes.com for sharing some of the above quotes.