"The world is round and the place which may seem like the end may also be only the beginning." - Ivy Baker Priest
I am always impressed with the cleverness of time, how it often just slips right through my fingers before I realize another year has passed. As my thoughts turn more reflective, I cant help but feel a few tiny twinges of regret for things missed, friends and family lost, mistakes, shortcomings and disappointments. With new beginnings on the horizon it is only logical we must put an end to other means such as these. To truly start with a clean slate we must forgive ourselves as well as those around us and truly welcome in a New Year with a clean conscience and a light heart.
As tradition in my family, today is the day we take a few minutes aside to truly reflect on the years accomplishments and fall backs. On one slip of paper we write our regrets, and place it into a black box. On the other slip of paper we typically write for something we hope to gain in return. Typically writing down "New Plasma TV" is not the type of thing were going for. Try to aim for something a bit more meaningful, perhaps one of last years shortcomings was 'impatience', and this years goal is to 'be patient and forgiving'. Write everything down and place it in a white box. Before the New Years arrival, toss both of the boxes in the fire and say "good riddance".
"Honor the New Year with a farewell toast- welcome the New Year within. Offer thanks. Celebrate how far you have come, how much you have learned, and the glorious woman you really are. Happy New Year." -Sarah Ban Breathnach
From both Mr. Major and I, we wish you a Healthy, Happy and Safe New Year, filled with Simple Abundance.