You made it! It’s the last day of the year, and since you are reading this insightful blog that means you’ve survived 2013. You’re not done yet however. You have a few more hours to go before ringing in the New Year. How do you want to spend it? How do you want to spend the last day of the year?
Do you want to wallow in resentment? Do you want to sit on the couch, numbing gaze, while watching another episode of Law & Order? Do you want to waste mental and emotional energy reflecting on the hardships of 2013, clinging to a desperate hope that 2014 will be a better year? Do you want to stare at your reflection with self-loathing because your body still has a ways to go before reaching an acceptable appearance?
Do you want to float in love and gratitude? Do you want to feel the exhilaration of achievement and hard work that comes from exercising? Do you want to call the people who have nurtured your soul and thank them for their presence in your life? Do you want to walk through your work day grateful for the ability to share your unique skills while feeling the security of knowing that you have an income? Do you want to thank your body for providing another year of experiencing life…hugs, kisses, adventures? Do you want to reflect on the abundance in your life? Do you want to recall the opportunities that have been presented to you — the opportunities to learn, evolve, grow, and succeed? Do you want to witness the beauty around you with a deeper appreciation?
You choose. You can choose how to spend the last day of the year.
I have chosen to feel a deep sense of gratitude that comes from doing what I love. I have chosen to reflect on the immense honor that my clients bestow upon me as they open up their hearts in my office and trust me with their vulnerability. I have chosen to acknowledge how my clients help me as much as I help them. I am choosing to thank you all for the gift of your presence in my life.
“The winds of grace blow all the time. All we need to do is set our sails.” ~ Sri Ramakrishna Paramahamsa
Have a Happy New Year all!