January 8, 2018

Dear Diary,

So long and farewell to 2017. We did end on a positive note even though it might appear otherwise. As I reminisce on the journey(s) I have taken, there is a smile on my face in hope, knowing that the foundation started at the end of the year is my beginning.

Thinking of all that I have attained for my greater, lost for I had to let go, and/or missed because of my blindness to the awareness of life itself, I can say thank you Lord for giving me HOPE.

With life comes HOPE; to begin, to keep moving and to achieve that which is pressed upon my heart. 2017 had many journeys that are unforgettable: the good, bad and the ugly, the impossible and possible.

While listening to a sermon by Tudor Bismark he mentioned something that had me rethink my idea(s) of traveling/vacation. His statement went like this, “If I knew then what I know now, I would have traveled to places that are of significance”.

Looking back on all the places I’ve visited, I asked myself what was the significance of my visit? Realizing that saying I’ve been here and there is very nice (people even look at you different) but it wasn’t enough. That significance was missing (my significance).

Now I challenge myself to find the value in all that I do and not for self satisfaction.

Oh 2017, as you finish your course it dawned on me that I am still running mine. You held your ground, kept your focus not even the beauty of nature caused you to stop.

In closing I encourage you all with this verse as we move to a level above comfortable, looking forward in anticipation, hope, faith and joy knowing that “Greater is He that is in us than He that is in the world.” 1 John 4:4

-Zauna

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