December 31st is one of my favorite days of the year. There is something so magical about all of the possibilities and promise that a new year holds. I love to spend the day going over the year, making mental notes of the ups and downs, and then setting my intentions for the new year.
2011 was a great year, and it flew by so fast! Reflecting back on it this morning I realized that it was the perfect balance of highs and lows, which in my opinion is the best kind of year. It was a year mixed with plenty of great vacations, clients, and new friends; sprinkled with tragic loss and some personal struggles. I’ve learned that life is a delicate balance of good and bad, a balance of tragedy and miracle, and that suffering through the bad makes the good that much sweeter. If I could sum up my feelings for 2011 in one word, I think that word would be Grateful. Grateful that I’ve been given this amazing life, grateful for the people I get to share it with, and grateful for the work that I get to do. I feel so lucky!
But most of all, I’d like to thank all of the amazing clients that let me into their lives this year! Your humor and inner beauty truly made my year bright! Thank you from the bottom of my heart!!
2012 holds such promise for me. I feel like this is going to be a big year, both personally and professionally, and I can’t wait to get started! I have many lofty goals (as usual) but instead of sharing them here, I’d like to share a little slice of wisdom that I intend to keep close to my heart this year:
“May today there be peace within. May you trust that you are exactly where you are meant to be. May you not forget the infinite possibilities that are born of faith in yourself and others. May you use the gifts that you have received, and pass on the love that has been given to you. May you be content with yourself just the way you are. Let this knowledge settle into your bones, and allow your soul the freedom to sing, dance, praise and love. It is there for each and every one of us.” – Mother Teresa
May your New Year be everything that you wish it to be and so much more…