Maybe this year wasn’t what you had expected and didn’t exactly go as planned.
Maybe this past year brought you more heartbreak and pain than you thought was possible.
Maybe this year was amazing and filled with joyful surprises and beautiful adventures.
You are also being called to begin again.
The new year provides us the opportunity to reflect back on what has been, but more importantly, it also provides us each the opportunity to look forward to what we want our lives to be and become.
We can choose how we view the circumstances of our lives…
To be intentional about how we’re showing up in our most important relationships…
To drop the conditions we’ve unconsciously placed upon our love and adoration.
We have the opportunity to express our needs and preferences, while still allowing everyone else to do as they prefer.
To take up space…
To give ourselves permission to do what needs to be said or done.
We have the opportunity to see through new eyes…
To see people as they really are…
And rather than trying to get them to be who we need or want them to be, we can see and accept them right there – just as they are.
We have the opportunity to release the illusion of control.
Realizing we cannot walk this journey for anyone else and walking our own path in this life…on any given day…is quite enough.
We can choose to loosen the tight grasp we’ve clung to and hold our troubles a bit more lightly…seeing what wants to happen.
We also have the ever-important and abiding opportunity to tell ourselves the truth.
To call ourselves out on our own BS and to have our own backs…
Knowing that it is the nature of life and human beings to evolve, and as such our relationships will also evolve… always drifting either closer together or further apart.
With each new year
And each new day within that new year
We can all begin again.
Doing a little better, growing a little more, reaching for more of what brings us most fully alive.
Wishing you many blessings in the coming year.
Much love and light –
PS – A dear friend of mine runs a studio called Design with Heart and makes these beautiful greeting cards shown below in this picture. If you want a reminder heading into the new year, go online and order this card, place it in a frame and hang it somewhere you can see it every day.