The most beautiful day is today, and the most beautiful moment is now. What I love most about New Year’s Day is this promise, this idea, that every ordinary moment is special and worthy of appreciation and gratitude as we revel in the beginnings, the newness, the now. Whether you are where you want to be or not, whether there is chaos in your life now or not, or if you feel you are on the verge of some new endeavor or change, I want you to know I am extending my thoughts of contentment and thankfulness for right where you are and the journey you are on.
We were out hiking this afternoon, but this morning I spent a little time drawing three concentric circles on a small piece of paper and just thinking. The first circle I drew was small and had words in it that represented the values and things that really inspire my deepest self, such as my husband and my children, and my “word of the year”. The next circle that I drew around this inner circle had all the aspects of self-care that I really want to focus on in order to stay connected with this truth for myself.
The third circle outside of this second circle had all the communities that I am involved in, all the things that I care so deeply about, and reminds me that I can take better care of things when I remember and connect with my own values and inspiration and when I take care of myself. And lastly, outside all three circles, were the “big” things that I hope to impact across the whole country and world – bringing development into parenting, bringing development into education through Waldorf methodology and current neuroscience.
Who will you impact this year? How will you shine in your corner of the world? I can’t wait to hear!
Blessings and love,