I think I am the one who is Blessed here, having Anna Pereira, creator and owner of Circles of Inspiration, being one of my guest bloggers this month! She so inspires me with her beautiful jewelry designs and her positive, encouraging attitude. (Check out her Circles of Inspiration Facebook page too, she inspires so many!). Anyway, I thought she would be a perfect fit for January, being that January is International Creativity Month! As you know, we have been coming up with our 2014 Word for the Year and here is Anna’s Word below, thanks for sharing yourself with us Anna!
A Blessed 2014
The New Year has arrived! I am so excited about the endless possibilities that 2014 brings us, and this year I’ve chosen a specific energy to really focus on as the months unfold. Blessed is my word for the year, and I’d like to share the reasons why with you today.
When I first started my inspirational jewelry line Circles Of Inspiration, my goal was to create wearable art that would inspire people and surround them with the positive energy I had grown to love. One of the first charms I created was the Blessed design, and ever since the launch of my line this particular piece has always stood out to me.
To me, being blessed is a state of mind. I have experienced that all of us, all the time, and in all ways are completely surrounded by endless blessings –but in order to see them and receive them we have to be able to notice them. It can be so easy to walk thought life only seeing the negative, troublesome things that stand out – but when we do the work and find the diamonds in the rough and focus on them, miracles can happen.
Being blessed means that we honor who we are as unique individuals, the path we walk, and the world we live in. We recognize once and for all that we are here for a reason, and that we are valuable. The moment we start recognizing and living our authentic value is the moment that the universe can finally start giving us everything we deserve.
To be blessed is also to be a blessing. Like all things love-based, the more we give the more we are able to receive. When we walk through life actively trying to be a blessing for others, it changes things in and around us. It makes us humble and compassionate – and it opens our hearts so that we can heal ourselves deeply and help others do the same.
This year, I am going to wear my own Blessed charm and use it as a reminder to be a blessing, receive the blessings, and express gratitude for the blessings no matter what form they may come in or even how small and insignificant they may be. 2014 for me will be all about saying Thank You and staying excited about the many good things ahead!
Wishing you a blessed New Year!
Circles Of Inspiration