2021 – Flowers or Thorns?

Happy New Year, my friends! Simple choices make BIG differences.

We finally have 2020 off the books, but a new year dawns with new challenges and new opportunities.

The great Persian Poet Rumi once wrote:

“When you go to a garden, do you look at thorns or flowers? Spend more time with the roses and jasmine.”

The garden can be a metaphor for our lives, the coming year, or many other things. The quote asks you to reflect and then decide where you will spend the valuable energy of your focus.

Every situation, every day, every year, every life has its flowers and its thorns. The sum total of who we become and how we rise or fall depends on whether we habitually pick flowers or thorns as our focus.

I can promise you two things on this New Year’s Day. 2021 will have thorns and they will rule your life, if your focus is on them. 2021 will be filled with flowers and you can and will flourish, if you focus on them.

Sometimes we make life too complicated. Simples choices make big differences.

Just in case no one else has reminded you today, you are awesome!


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Published by

Ray Davis - The Affirmation Spot

I am the Founder of The Affirmation Spot, author of Annuanki Awakening, and co-founder of 6 Sense Media. My latest books are the Anunnaki Awakening: Revelation (Book 1 of a trilogy) and The Power to Be You: 417 Daily Thoughts and Affirmations for Empowerment. I have written prolifically on the topics of personal development and human potential for many years. By day, I write sales training for Fortune 100 company. I began studying affirmations and positive thinking after a life-threatening illness at 25. My thirst for self-improvement led him to read the writings of Joseph Campbell, Wayne Dyer, Deepak Chopra, Neale Donald Walsch, and many other luminaries in the fields of mythology and motivation. Over time, I have melded these ideas into my own philosophy on self-development. I have written, recorded, and used affirmations and other tools throughout that time to improve my own life and I have a passion for helping other reach for their goals and dreams. Ray holds a Bachelor's of Science Degree in Secondary Education in Social Studies from University of Kansas. He lives in Spring Hill, Ks with his wife.

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