It's That Time Of Year Again!

..birthday time! Every year on this day I assess how far I've come, and how much further along I want to be by next year. I have to say, this year has been a pretty good one. As good as it has been, though, I'm determined to make the upcoming year even better. Every so often, that book "The Secret" rises into popularity again, and suddenly it seems to be all everyone is talking about. About 3 years ago, I noticed that many of my friends were reading it, quoting it, and generally engaging in visualizing their desires to make them happen. It was great. Eventually, most of my friends settled back into their regular patterns and habits, and life went on as it always does.

Last week I was in Ireland, and I was blown away by how many mentions "The Secret" got while I was there. I met lots of lovely Irish folk in various pubs, and over and over, I was asked if I had read this book. At first I couldn't figure it out-why was everyone in Ireland reading it NOW? It had come out quite a while ago. Then I realized that Ireland isn't in the best situation, economically. Most people over there are struggling to make ends meet, and with struggle comes the search for something better. It makes sense that a country with so many people trying to keep their heads above water would be drawn to a book about manifesting your dream life.

And so again, this theme has come back around into my life. Visualization, manifestation-these seem to play key roles in my life story. It's time to break out the mental imagery once more, and create the picture of what I want to accomplish in the days, weeks, and months ahead.