October 23, 2014

A New Year Full of Optimism and Hope!

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“True genius sees with the eyes of a child and thinks with the brain of a genie” ~ Puzant Kevork Thomajan

Another year has flown by in lightening speed,
We keep navigating the storms and re-evaluating our needs.
So many challenges yielding so many solutions,
It’s all came down to faith and execution.

Life has shown me so many amazing things,
That I am resilient and a survivor, with a strong set of wings.
I’m thankful and grateful for all of your kindness,
You’ve encouraged me on through moments of blindness.

Twenty-eleven was a wonderful year,
For opening doors and moving through fear.
I’ve learned to trust more in my intentions,
That the universe will move me in the right direction.

Making new connections and strengthening the old,
Defying the odds with abounding hope.
Ordinary people doing extraordinary things,
Persevering and soaring and thriving within.

Welcome twenty-twelve, I’m taking you in stride,
Continuing to build my humility and pride.
Let’s go for everything that we want and need.
Let’s go for it now, with gusto and speed.

I’m wishing you health and happiness too,
A New Year full of  wow and can do!
Always have hope and optimism too,
That each day has something special for you!

Wishing my SmallBizTrends.com family a Happy New Year!

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Deborah Shane


Deborah Shane Deborah Shane is a past staff writer for Small Business Trends covering marketing, branding and social media topics. She is a Top 100 Small Business Champion, career transition consultant, personal branding strategist and social media specialist. Deborah hosts her Top 100 Small Business Podcast weekly. Her book #trusthewhy Fundamentals, Values and Humor Get You Through Anything and award winning "Career Transition: Make the Shift" (2011) are available through all major book sellers.

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  1. Hi Deborah,

    Thanks for sharing this poem. OK, so I knew you used to be a Latin dancer (feather plumes and all!); a song composer; a singer and band leader; and then an author and brand consultant. Now poet! What talent are you going to surprise us with next? :)

    – Anita

  2. Anita, The very first things I wrote at 9 were song lyrics and poetry! Still special writing for me. Next year? No telling, but it will be using all my writing inspirations! Thanks for an amazing year and here’s to more adventures and successes in 2012 for both of us!

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