Welcomed or not, new beginnings come. They can be painful, but we can choose to make them beautiful. We have a choice to either joyfully embrace them, or look at them as what comes after a failure has occurred. I had to make the choice recently. My mind was content with the second option, but my heart protested the thought. But before I totally dismissed my mind’s thoughts, I let the tears fall. I let my emotions be emotions. (I’m a girl… it happens). But then I listened to my heart. I wiped my tears, and lifted my eyes. I chose to not let my beginning start with anything less than my best. I choose to be eager for what lies ahead.

I still have no clue what this new beginning holds for me. But I do know that I am going to embrace what is ahead, and joyfully so.

I am going to make whatever is ahead– beautiful.