Happy New Year! Did you make a resolution for the coming year or set a goal to achieve? I’m of the opinion that you can set a resolution at any time of the year – pick a goal and aim for it, but there’s something fitting about the new year. It feels like a new beginning and it’s a time to rest after the rush of the holidays. It’s a good time to clear out clutter, both in our homes and in our minds. The gray weather keeps me inside and demands that I be still. This year, I’ve decided to pick a broader focus to encompass all of my goals, both personal and professional. My focus word for 2018 is grateful.
grate·ful /ˈɡrātfəl/ adjective - to receive or experience with gratitude
This is what I’m planning for this year – to receive or experience things with gratitude. To appreciate all the wonderful things in my life and to have a deeper recognition of them. Don’t get me wrong, I know how lucky I am and I do enjoy it, but I want to have a deeper appreciation this year. I want to focus more on how far I’ve come instead of how far I need to go. And I want to extend that appreciation to those around me.