Happy New Year!
Are you caught up in the excitement of the New Year? A clean slate? The starting point for amazing things to happen? I know I am and yet...why?
Every day is a new day, every day is a chance to redirect and start living the way we desire. Is it because the New Year marks both the end and the beginning?
The completion of the previous calendar often prompts us to look back and take stock of all that has happened. Have you done this? Are you amazed at what all took place in 2018? Surely there were intentional things that you chose to do and you did. Maybe it was that anniversary trip you'd been saving up for or that 1/2 marathon that was on your bucket list.
Just as likely, there were probably things that happened that you couldn't have anticipated. Perhaps great things but sad events as well. Were there people you were close to who passed away unexpectantly? We can't predict that gut punch and we'd certainly never choose it. Tragedy has a way of sneaking into our world uninvited and it leaves a mess behind. There's really not an option but to move forward and yet it's so difficult, especially around the holidays. If there's anything to learn from these unexpected events, I suppose it's to appreciate each day and to appreciate those you love - everyday.
Who knows what 2019 will bring, I'm banking on it being a tremendous year. For those things we choose, let's live them up and savor the experiences! For those things we don't, let's live in such a way that there's no barrier between us and the ones we love. Nothing left unsaid and no wound left unhealed.
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that of a loved one, consider partnering with Remembered Well. Your stories, or those of your loved ones, deserve to be well preserved. Those who come after you can learn a thing or two - or many - from the choices you've made and what you've learned along the way. A Remembered Well recording is simply a conversational memoir that's digitally preserved and easy to share. It's a way of saving stories and memories so that they are a part of your family legacy - forever.
Here's to 2019!