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Thoughts on the New Year

Thoughts on the New Year

And now we welcome a new year.  Full of things that have never been. ~Rainer Maria Rilke

December 29, 2016

As the new year grows closer I find myself in a bittersweet mood.  Last year was not an easy one for my family and I find I have no difficulty in saying goodbye.  Like so many others I look forward to a new year, a blank page, a starting over.

As I contemplate in my journal on what is to come in the new year I find certain words repeating themselves as I write.

trust :: integrity :: courage

This year I hope to strengthen my trust in my own worth and in my instincts.  To my life with integrity and courage.  To live a balanced life.

hope :: adapt :: accept

I hope in this new year I learn to adapt to the ebb and flow of life.  My astrological sign is cancer, a water sign, and yet I find that the older I become the more I am resistant to change.  I find comfort in a daily routine and when that routine is disturbed it takes me longer to readjust.  Even going on vacation (something I love) throws me for a loop.  I need to adapt.  To accept the things I cannot change and change the things I can (and have the wisdom to know the difference) (thank you, serenity prayer).

connect :: nurture :: grow

It is important to me that during this new year I connect to loved ones that I no longer see on a regular basis.  To reach out and let them know how much I love them.  And for those loved ones I do see often (both family and friends), I hope to nurture the ties that bind us, to be present for them, to show how much I care. 

I send up a simple prayer:  that I continue to grow and learn and express gratitude for the goodness that is my life.  

Yes please, and thank you.

Year's end is neither an end nor a beginning but a going on, with all the wisdom that experience can instill in us. ~ Hal Borland

Wishing you a new year full of peace, hope and light.


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