Though no one can go back and make a brand new start, anyone can start from now and make a brand new ending.” – Carl Bard

I watched an advert today by OXFAM titled LIFT, though they wanted donations for their charity; I connected with their vision. Most times in life, we need people to lift us up, either from a failed project, a failed marriage, a failed relationship or business.

However, there are times when we don’t need anyone to rectify the errors of our past, we only need to LIFT ourselves up mentally and make a fresh start. That was why I chose Carl’s quote; we can’t undo the mistakes of our past (except for writers who can re- edit their manuscripts and release an updated version of their works) but we can surely learn from the past and have a happy ending.

This is my first post this year, and I truly hope, life would be good to us but we can be good to life too!

How? You may ask, by being agents of hope in people’s lives. My last year at university was memorable; I once had a friend who made me sad every time we were together, she was so good at pointing out my obvious flaws and making me look stupid, even though I wasn’t anywhere near stupid. I was a bright, brilliant student. A few months before our graduation, I intentionally stopped that toxic relationship, and that was when I had peace with myself.

This new year, you can start from where you are and make the best of your life. I don’t want this post to be long, but if you’d read thus far, please take this words to heart: This year, decide to love yourself first, then you would be able to love others and make the necessary changes in your life.

My love to you all, wherever you are in the world and a word of warning: Don’t get into trouble! 🙂

Don’t be afraid to stand for what you believe in, even if that means standing alone.. – Unknown

Enjoy the rest of this week and have a fun filled 2014!