On the East Coast, the clocks jumped ahead one hour. This shift in time signifies the end of the dark days of winter and the beginning of more daylight hours after work. It makes my heart smile and breathes life into my tired body.
Thank you for being with me on this journey called life. I know it hasn’t always been easy. I have put you through the wringer. Together we have traversed deep loss, heartbreak, uncertainty, fear. We rode the waves of emotions and even when we didn’t think we would make it through; we did.
Taking time to notice and appreciate all the beauty this world serves up has become a life-changing practice for me. It pushes me to slow down, be present, and observe how the ordinary moments create something magical.
I never thought that one single jar and little slips of paper would bring me so much joy. But it does.
In 2009 I ditched making resolutions that I wouldn’t keep and began the tradition of choosing one word to carry with me for the entire year. One single word that called to me and one that I wanted to dive deep into.
What I love most about this tradition is that I never know how it will unfold.
It doesn’t happen often but there are some moments that completely change your life. They tend to be unexpected and something you never could have planned for. They may knock you to the ground, push you out of your comfort zone, and possibly make you recognize some very real truths about yourself.