Finally, we said goodbye to 2015. Many goals were accomplished; many dreams came true as much as many were aborted. Death visited many homes, uninvited and in some cases, with full intentions. Police brutalities in our communities made the daily News. The minds and bodies of children were tarnished because the ones meant to protect them were the ones that took advantage of their innocence. Some of our leaders were corrupt in mind and spirit; therefore, losing the very essence of the reasons they were made leaders… to serve with humility and selflessness. Hearts were won because true love found many. Though Hatred lived in the hearts of many, Love still ruled. Love always wins…

At past midnight, there were cries of newborns in some parts of the world. The birth of a child means hope… new hope. After all, children are the future. And, each day, as the cockcrows, our faith is renewed. Yesterday is gone. Today is here. Tomorrow must surely come.

As we ushered in this new birth, this new year, we must continue to dream. God puts dreams in every heart. But, to dream, the mind must be at rest. When the mind is rested, the spirit is awaken, dreams become visions, visions become actions, and actions yield results. And then, with the results, these dreamers become winners.

Be a winner! Always be true to yourself because happiness can never bloom in the shadows of lies and fear. Never let your life be about things. Make the people you love (and people that love you) be your escape. Remember, we only die once and we only live once.

Not everything that is faced can be changed, but nothing can be changed until it is faced. — James Baldwin

What makes your life possible is how you live it and of course, God, that’s if you believe in Him.

It’s a New Year and the possibilities are endless. Now, ask yourself, “How do I plan to live my life in 2016?”

Every human being has a vehicle. I am not talking about owning a Mercedes Benz, Toyota or any other brand of car. You need to understand that as long as you are blessed with life, that’s your vehicle. Therefore, you have been equipped with a sound mind, to design your vehicle as you please in other to reach your destined destination. You have the key and you are sitting in the driver’s seat. Buckle up and ignite your engine. Do not worry about any potential traffic, road bumps, hitchhikers, or the hurricane… just drive. Know when to change gears and lanes or refill your gas tank… You must maintain your vehicle to keep your engine running efficiently.

Remember, many hoped, but did not live to witness this new year, and not because they did not deserve to. Therefore, it is a privilege and a blessing to be a part of the year 2016. You made it. Yes… you did! You have been given another chance to live again. So, live… to your potential, breathe freely, grow without any inhibitions, love without reservations, give selflessly, and never forget to count your blessings… one by one.

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