2012 is coming to a close in just a few days. As we hurry to get the last presents and organize everything that needs to be done before Christmas it is easy to miss out on what is most important; why we do what we do, – and time and presence with our loved ones.
All the gifts in the world can never compare to the joy in a child’s eyes when the child feels seen and loved. No amount of food and festivities can compare to sitting down with a friend to really listen to what is going on. That takes slowing down… It takes presence.
Take a moment to just be and discover how life is slowing down around you as you breathe slowly in and out, aware of your heart, body and soul.
It is time to look back, to reflect, to celebrate and learn from what this year has brought to our lives, to mine and yours. What challenges have you overcome, – what victories can you celebrate? What will you make sure you do next year? Or never do again? What kind of friend, parent or leader will you be? What would you like people to say about you? How would you like the next chapter in your life to be?
Give yourself the present of quiet time to look back and to set intentions for 2013. What needs to happen for you to live the life you dream about for yourself and your loved ones?
With Goethe’s famous words we urge you to think big, ask for help, get support and know that “Whatever you can do or dream you can, begin it. Boldness has genius, power and magic in it.”
Here’s to a Peaceful Holiday Season and a Successful and Fabulous New Year!