by Erika Townsend
With New Year’s celebrations winding down and inauguration celebrations gearing up, the season of new beginnings is in full swing. We are on the cusp of change and primed for new possibilities. Status quo has been shaken and turned on its side. You can do the same with your relationship.
It is time for you and your partner to become dreamers again. Since the world has changed, it gives us as couples the opportunity to see our futures in a new light. If you haven’t before, begin right now to live by the three principles of hope, faith and love.
Some of us may be forced into change by circumstance. Tens of thousands have faced layoffs, lost retirement money, and have had to make major shifts in the way that they live their everyday lives. Although this may be the case, don’t feel defeated. This is the time to draw on each other’s strengths and chart out a new path of doing things. Obama’s campaign was rooted in the theme of “the audacity of hope.” We saw how far that powerful principle carried him and our nation. Now see how far it can carry your relationship.
As a team, you and your partner can achieve the impossible. Faith is what turns our hopes and dreams into reality. It may seem impossible at first, but with every dark night comes a new dawn. Hold fast to the goals that you and your mate have set. That way, while today may be shaky, you will be firmly focused on the promises of your tomorrows. It is time to renew that spirit of faith in yourself, in your partner, and in the possibilities that lay before you.
This is also the time to walk in love and to see your future with new eyes. With all the changes in the world, many people are being tested. It is important to be thoughtful of what others may be going through and to approach everyone that you meet with compassion. This principle should be magnified tenfold for your partner. If you take the time out to do little things for your partner, it will reap big rewards for both of you. Love has a very soothing effect and brings forth understanding and peace.
If you and your partner build your foundation for 2009 on the three principles of hope, faith and love, you are bound to have a prosperous year. And remember, prosperity is not only reflected in material success, but the fruits of peace and understanding as mentioned before.
Cheers to a happy and prosperous New Year!