May 3, 2011

Year of Awesome 2.0: Dreaming Big!


Sara 2010
As I looked back on what was the Year of Awesome I realized how wonderful a year could be when you actively seek to make it that way. Today I turn 42 and have been wondering for weeks what to call this year. I’ve wondered about calling it Year of Awesome 2.0, being that last year was more like a beta test. And being that it worked out pretty well, despite a few bugs which would be fixed in this release it seems like a logical thing to do. But it’s also the easy thing to do and maybe I should try something new.

I asked a few people close to me and they agreed that I should move ahead with the next release on Year of Awesome. I had a few suggest that naming my year was lame and why would I want to do that again. But, well, they’re not awesome so I’ll ignore them!

Yesterday I reflected on what the Year of Awesome has meant. And in doing so I realized that I wanted to keep the momentum going. I wanted to continue to keep positivity, abundance and prosperity as part of my daily life. I’m actively working on making me better, healthier and more accepting of myself. I can’t just abandon my work now. Right?

But I really want more. Not more ‘stuff’, but more Awesome. Not for me. I want others to be part of my Year of Awesome, in a more active and global way. I find inspiration in people like Gandhi, Mother Theresa, Martin Luther King, and Simon Wiesenthal. Each of these people sought to improve the lives of others. They did so on a grand scale. One that I know is much too big for me to tackle.

Just two days ago a major milestone was achieved in the effort to eradicate hate from our world, making want to do more. I want to do something. But what? How? Can I do it myself? Who could help me. What would we do? So many questions, yet so few immediate solutions.

I hope for peace. I dream of peace for all of us. As a Jew, I continue to pray for peace for my people and my homeland, Israel. Yet I know I, alone, can’t achieve world peace on any level. No one person can. But I’ve come up with the solution. If each of us vows to work together we can do it. Sure, there are campaigns out there on just this topic. However, I think it’s still a huge commitment to individually try and work toward world peace.

Instead, each of us can do our part. I call it World Awesome. Goodness begets goodness. It’s the law of attraction. I believe in it. I know it works. I have faith in our collective ability to seek good in all we do.

As I embark on Year of Awesome 2.0, I ask you to come along with me. This year each of us, working alone, but as a collective, can help to bring about World Awesome. With small acts of kindness, goodness, positivity, love, laughter, light, friendship, respect, encouragement,support, a hand up and all things good I know that the world can be a better place for so many. My desire is to see this concept trend and grow. So many of us want to improve the world, and I believe that we each can in our own way. That the collective is bigger than we imagine. And that it is possible. We can be the change we want to see. From Awesome, peace will flow.

I may not be able to bring about world peace but I’m sure going to try and create World Awesome. I hope you’ll join me! If you do, and you’re on Twitter, use #worldawesome to share goodness.

Welcome to Year of Awesome 2.0!




Ann May 3, 2011 at 10:49 am

Happy Birthday, Sara!

Sara May 3, 2011 at 11:59 pm

Thank you, Ann! I had a great day. I appreciate you being part of it!


Honey May 3, 2011 at 11:53 am

Happy Birthday, Sara!

Sara May 4, 2011 at 12:05 am

Hi Honey, thank you for visiting and the kind wishes. I appreciate you being part of my Year of Awesome!


Grace {formerly gracie} May 3, 2011 at 1:29 pm

We all have the power to make a difference! Love that you’re sharing the Year of Awesome 2.0 with all of us. Happy birthday, dear friend! I can’t wait to toast to you in person.

Sara May 4, 2011 at 12:06 am

Thank you, Grace, for being part of my Year of Awesome and once again coming along for Year of Awesome 2.0! Looking forward to seeing you in person soon.


Kate @ Songs Kate Sang May 4, 2011 at 1:57 pm

I am so excited that you are having year 2.0! I am thrilled that we met and became fast friends and I am amazed that it has only been one year.

Happy Birthday, Dear Sara!

Ariana May 4, 2011 at 5:34 pm

Happy belated Birthday Sara and may you have another 100 years of awesomeness!!!

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