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.