For last year’s words belong to last year’s language
And next year’s words await another voice.
– T.S. Eliot
We’re in those days when we start thinking about what we would like to accomplish or change during the year to come. Many people make lists of resolutions. I’ve given you my perspective about them in a past newsletter. We all have different ways to visualize and to get our priorities organized – so, however you choose to tackle the new year, the key is that you feel comfortable and motivated.
Keep in mind that no matter how many plans we make, or how many goals we set ourselves, the truth is we never know what the new year will bring. The Universe always surprises us, in the most astonishing and sometimes bizarre ways. Some of us may have a year of unexpected, beautiful gifts ahead of us; while some of us may have ahead a year full of challenges and lessons. Unfortunately, it’s not possible to know which one of these years is destined for us. The Universe, in its wisdom, wants to keep us on our toes so that we can experience this wonderful, adventurous and surprising ride that is life; in all its glory!
Before thinking about plans, goals and resolutions; I suggest you make a list of the positive things you experienced or accomplished during 2014. No matter how small, every single one of them counts. With so many things we have to do these last few days of the year, sometimes we forget to acknowledge and be grateful for the good we already have in our lives.
Also, remember that New Year’s Day is not the only day when you can begin anew. Every new day brings a new opportunity.
A New Year…I wonder what it has in store for each of us – hopefully, lots of good experiences and lovely things! What do you think? What would you like to see or experience in 2015? I’d love to read all about it at firstname.lastname@example.org.