One Last Post…For Now
Christmas was lovely.
It’s funny, I kept telling my husband that I didn’t have the elusive “spirit” in me this year, but it turns out I did. It didn’t all hit me in a big wave of happiness that lasted from December 1st to last night, but it ignited within me in small moments. In my kids’ faces as we drove around looking at Christmas lights, as I stopped to give money to someone who looked like they needed a little extra this year, as we watched the news and thought about how grateful we are to be happy and healthy and incredibly blessed in our little home in the quiet suburbs of southern California.
It found me, that Christmas spirit, in little doses and unexpected places and it made me realize that most of the best things in life are just like that…small moments.
Now we move onto New Year’s, which as an adult, I almost prefer more than Christmas. Not for the party (because clearly I will drink too much champagne and be asleep by 12:02am) but for the chance to reflect on the past year (it was a good one), to look forward to the next one (it’s going to be a great one), and to start fresh.
I am not particularly big on resolutions but I am big on evolution.
So my wish for you this year is to try new things and meet new people and see new places. To settle into your version of happy and to appreciate that. To challenge yourself and step up to your fears with a brave face. To love with all your heart and to accept that love in return. To explore the world around you with an open mind. To seek inspiration in the every day and to keep that inspiration in your back pocket on the days when you need it most. And I hope you find some of that right here in this little space.
Wishing you and yours a very Happy New Year and all the best for 2015.
I will see you then. xx