Happy New Year! We stand at the crossroads. We look back and consider where we've been the last twelve months, what has happened and how we've handled it, where we've excelled, where we've been challenged, and what we have learned. We look forward with mixed-emotions. We have hopes and plans. We have secret wants and wishes. We have pocket-fulls of fear. Maybe we set goals. Maybe we write things down. Maybe we are simply relived to be done with 2012 and to have the chance to begin again fresh.
But no matter what, no matter our plans and designs for the future, all we ever really have is the day we're in. And if we treat it with care, if we do our best to honor ourselves and those we encounter, if we bring awareness to what's going on within us and around us, and are as kind as we can be, and as healthy as we can be, and pure of heart and intention, then what more is there? That is life! That is the question and the answer both, to live the best we can, with love, and compassion, and truth within.
I make plans, but stay in the day, and commit to living sun-up to sun-down, every day, one day at a time.