It is that time of year again, where we reflect on the year that has past and welcome the new year to come. As you prepare to celebrate the new year, take a moment to reflect on the year that has past.
Celebrate and be thankful for all the highlights, those wonderful moments from the previous year. A great vacation? Time spent with family? A business venture? Find your personal highlights and celebrate!
In your reflection of the previous year, it is important to find a place of gratitude for the struggles and challenges. The difficult experiences are those that teach us how to persevere and move forward even if we cannot see the end. It is in these moments of challenge that we learn and grow by working through the difficulties.
As you prepare to celebrate the new year to come, reflect and find gratitude for all those wonderful experiences from the year that past.
Wishing you and your family a wonderful new year!
Either we believe in our innate goodness and beauty or we do not; it is up to each of us to decide. We may spend our entire lives believing a lie about our true nature, or we may put our trust in our own grace. Either way, most of us have to choose what we believe about ourselves each day, each hour, each moment of our lives.
We believe and act accordingly, and as we do, this belief grows in our life. We believe in compassion, live compassion, and compassion grows in our lives. We believe in love, live lovingly, and love grows in our lives. We stand in our light, live our light, and the light grows within us.
- excerpt from Meditations from the Mat by Rolf Gates & Katrina Kenison
So what matters?
How is the value of our days measured?
What matters is not what we bought, but what we built; not what we got, but what we gave.
What matters is not our success, but our significance.
What matters is not what we learnt but what we taught.
What matters is every act of integrity, compassion, courage or sacrifice that enriched, empowered or encouraged others to emulate our example.
What matters is not our competence, but our character.
What matters is not how many people we knew, but how many people will feel a lasting loss when we are gone.
What matters is not our memories, but the memories that live in those who loved us.
What matters is how long we will be remembered, by whom and for what.
Living a life that matters doesn’t happen by accident.
It’s not a matter of circumstance, but a matter of choice.
Choose to live a life that matters
by Michael Josephson.