Greetings and happy New Year! I hope this first day of 2019 finds you warm, well, and surrounded by love.
What is it about the new year that makes this time so special? It is the magic inherent in beginnings. All of that unrealized potential…all of the possibilities yet to be explored…beginnings call us with whispers of starting afresh and living better. Whether we go to bed early or stay up late to celebrate, we all experience a sense of relief when it comes time to put an end to the old, and we look forward with anticipation to the new.
As Christmas has ended and the busyness of the season winds down, I’ve been reflecting on the upcoming year and what I hope to make of it. This is not typical for me, as I eschew New Year’s resolutions in favor of working on my issues as they arise or become known to me. However, I’ve been considering the adage that “failing to plan is planning to fail,” and I’ve determined that my sanity will benefit from a bit more structure in my schedule. With the new year upon us, what better time to make a new plan?
How about you? What do you hope to accomplish within the span of a dozen new months that stretch on the horizon? How do you plan to make it happen?
As you read this in the first, fresh hours of 2019, I hope your year brings 365 days of realized potential and fully tapped possibilities. I hope your beginnings are successful and your fresh starts abound with new life. I hope each day is filled with beauty, wonder, and magic, and I hope the stories you write have enchanting endings. Most of all, I hope your year overflows with grace and love.
(And lots and lots of good books!)