Hope smiles from the threshold of the year to come-Tennyson

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“We will open the book. Its pages are blank. We are going to put words on them ourselves. The book is called Opportunity and its first chapter is New Year’s Day.”
― Edith Lovejoy Pierce.

 

2015 is in the books and what a year it’s been. I’m thankful for the good as well as the bad–but let’s be honest, I’ll take the good any day. A new grandchild, good health and wonderful friends are at the top of my Best Of 2015 list.

I’m not much on New Year’s resolutions. For me, they don’t seem to last ‘til the end of January. So beginning today, I’m only making one change. It sounds cliché, but this year, I’m going to make it a priority to live in the moment.

I will be intentional about how I move through life, how I look at the everyday wonders. I want to notice the beauty of the world and marvel at its wonders, not just pass through worrying about the future or past. I want my eyes to see every bit of the grace that surrounds me.

My goal is to have a heart filled with gratitude, and to be vocal in my happiness. Spread the cheer, so to speak. I’m not there yet, but I intend to keep working on it.

     I’ll leave you with this quote from Lailah Gifty Akita, from her Pearls of Wisdom: Great mind.

“You have 365 new blank pages. What will you write on first blank page?”

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     I’ve told you what I’m writing on my first blank page. What will you write on yours?

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Happy New Year!