As we exit the holiday season and enter a New Year, one that I believe will be one of much joy and prosperity, we look back at 2010 to ponder all that we’ve experienced through the year and make our resolutions of what we wish to do to make 2011 a year of bliss and serenity. We are in an age of ever-increasing consciousness and awareness. We as women are finding our way to our center, to that place of authenticity, where we are connected to the Source of all life. As we begin to radiate this Divine light within, we become suffused with love for ourselves and for all those that we touch. We create our own sacred space and then in our own special ways using our own special gifts, we reach out and encourage one another to join in a universal gathering from which the voice of Great Mother can be heard. From this collective effort, we can help to change the world…we can help to bring stability and equilibrium to a world that has gotten off kilter. Let us look forward to what we can do to carry all of humankind out of the storms of calamity and misfortune that has descended upon so many, to an oasis of peace, abundance and happiness.

It doesn’t take much to help someone in need…someone who is less fortunate than us. We have all heard of “random acts of kindness”…“paying it forward”…the “ripple effect.” The smallest of acts can have monumental effects. A smile to a stranger. A dollar to a homeless beggar on the street. Paying the toll for the person behind you. Paying for lunch for a classmate so he won’t go hungry. They can start very subtly, but oh how they can grow into something beyond our wildest imagination. If you haven’t read the book or watched the movie “The Blind Side,” then you really must. How did Sean and Leah Tuohy know that their generosity toward a burly African American teenager of the streets would propel him into stardom in the NFL? I had the opportunity to listen to Leah Tuohy’s very engaging keynote speech at the Texas Conference for Women in November 2010 in my hometown, Houston, TX. I was mesmerized by her story, and could only think about what I could do to perform a similar act of kindness…in some small way. I deliberated about the walls that I had built around me to protect myself from those I thought might harm me…protecting me from those that I felt were of a lower caliber than me. If I had seen Michael Oher on the street, all 6’5” and 350 lbs of him, would I have had the courage to do what Leah did? What her family did? Sometimes we have to tear down the walls of fear and arrogance and set aside the filtered glasses that we wear, allowing us only to perceive things through our own personal truths. As I mention above, when we come from the space within, from that holy place where the Source of Universal Truth lies, it’s only natural to want to expand beyond our own boundaries and embrace another with an act of kindness.

So again, as we ponder what our New Year’s resolutions are going to be, perhaps it would be most gracious for us to be so very grateful for all we that have and to remember those who could use our love and compassion. Reach out to those in need…lend them a hand in whatever way you can. Use the gifts you’ve been blessed with and share them in every possible way. Help to bring unity and peace and joy to our magnificent world. You never know if your act of kindness will help the next Albert Einstein or Mozart or Margo Fonteyn or Steven Spielberg.

Author's Bio: 

Erica Tucci is a corporate manager, licensed massage therapist and a Reiki master/instructor, certified life coach, speaker, former ballet dancer and a pianist, the mother of two beautiful young men, first degree black belt in Tae Kwon Do and an author of three books: Moms and Their Young Spirited Boys, published in 1998; and Anything is Possible (a novel based on a true love story) and Zesty Womanhood at 40 and Beyond: Second Act, New Role (a non-fiction book), both of which will be published in first quarter of 2011.

Although she has been blessed with all these wonderful experiences, most importantly, she is a woman...an emotional female creature who is finally beginning to bask in the glory of her own divinity. Erica devotes her life to her writing and her great desire to help others, primarily women, to create the radiant lives that is their birthright. She has committed to reclaiming the Divine female within herself and wishes to help other women do the same. She lives in Cypress, TX with her cat, Stella, and her youngest son, who is in his first year of college. You can reach Erica at http://www.ericatucci.com. You might also want to check out her regular free offerings at http://www.ericatucci.com/news.