I am very optimistic about this year. Last night I wrote a list of accomplishments from the previous year that I completed, big and small. I also wrote down things that I learned about myself in 2020, like the ability to honor and maintain my budget, being OK to say no to things and invitations that aren’t aligned with my values and goals, taking the time to appreciate the simple things, and learning how to be a better cook due to being home most of the time (I had a lot of fun doing this and even surprised myself several times).
It has really been a year of self reflection and strengthening my connection to spirituality and who I am. I also feel that it has been a year of building foundations for the future. I know that there will be some work to be done in 2021, and the main things I see to focus on are appreciation and intentionality. As it has been said, we cannot control what life brings to us but we can most certainly control who we be about it and how we react.
I had the privilege of participating in some spiritual and personal growth Zoom sessions last night before the New Year and one big thing I got value from in the calls was the inquiry of what we can create and practice in 2021, which I’d like to share with you. Some of things that inspired me from the notes I took are:
Seeing every day as a magical creation
Having wonder in my life
Practice being present now
Being healthy, wealthy and wise
Being joyful to be alive
Practice being more generous
Increasing the practice of appreciation
Being in the space of miracles
Expanding my capacity to really listen
Letting go of worry
Acknowledging and celebrating incremental improvements
These are just some of the ideas from the list in my notes and I hope this has inspired you as it has inspired me. I invite you to embrace the blank future that stretches out before you. It really is a new era.