So this morning this is the meme that I got from my mom. Relatable? I’m sure for a lot of us. I’ve been thinking a lot about the “holidays” lately and the entire concept of them. I laugh at the recreational functions we all “religiously” participate in, stress ourselves out for, & break bank accounts over because we sometimes forget what they actually mean. As 2016 is right around the corner, I can only imagine how eager some people are for the new year…but why?
Post-eggnog and all, lets put our foot on the break. With it being our little break between Christmas and New years, what do these days mean? What is this time between the two? I honestly believe that it is more than just a gap between calendar days and that this is our time to take a breath, but most importantly our moment to reflect. I’m all about welcoming in a new chance, a new chapter, a new page but all of it will be more meaningful if we can look behind us to appreciate the highs and lows and bumps along the road.
Give yourself one last gift this holiday with that being the gift of space and freedom for yourself to reflect on the past twelve months. I hope that in this moment for you, you can honor the past year, celebrate your achievements, mourn over disappointments, and are able to shake your head at the wonder of it all. Whether you are excited for the party, the outfit, or the “midnight kiss,” I hope you can not only look behind you but see past this holiday night and welcome what is really ahead of you.
So allow me to tell you what day it is, who you are, & what you’re meant to be doing. Today is Wednesday, December 30th, 2015, you are your own #WCW, and you are doing exactly what you are meant to be doing. (& thats clearly reading my blog! *tehe! jk!) With it being the last Wednesday of the year I say, be your own #WCW and celebrate another year down! With everything that you’ll reflect on, applaud yourself for getting through 2015. Before new goals are set & resolutions are written down, know what what you will be saying goodbye to tomorrow at midnight in order to fully appreciate what you are welcoming in.
Need some help? Here are some questions to think about the next 24 hours to reflect on the past 365 days.
1. What was the single best thing that happened this past year?
2. What was the single most challenging thing that happened?
3. What was an unexpected joy this past year?
4. What was an unexpected obstacle?
5. Pick three words to describe this past year.
6. Pick three words your best friend would use to describe your year.
8. In what ways did you grow emotionally, spiritually, and physically?
9. With whom were your most valuable relationships?
10.What was biggest thing you learned this past year?