Yes, January 1 is just the next day after December 31. But it feels like a beginning, and the part of me that loves rituals and traditions always comes forward with thoughts and questions:
- Does the way I live reflect what I believe?
- Do I treat my family the way I want to be treated?
- Do I take care of myself with as much care, time and energy as I do my children?
These are life-long questions and not easily answered with a simple “yes” or “no.”
In thinking about this New Year, I imagine my answers turning from “sometimes yes” to “mostly yes.” And what can I do to make this true?
The simple act of reflection helps — checking in with myself regularly and remembering to ask the questions. Taking a moment each day, week or month to revisit and think about the choices I’m making.
This is not an exercise in perfection, but rather the setting of an intention to live with more love, forgiveness and joy.
What are your questions?