How was your 2018?
Even if it wasn't that hot, what good can you take away from it?
As we get ready to close out one year and welcome the next, it's common to take stock of where we are now and where we are going.
For me, it's been an incredible year: one full of hardships and success; sadness and joy; change and stillness; fear and peacefulness.
Because that's how life is, right? It's a series of events, emotions, and states of being that are either good, bad, or neutral, and we often perceive things as "happening to" us. People also tend to take one or two bad things happening as a sign of how things will go. How many times have I seen on social media that "This year is fired!" before it's really even gotten under way?
I challenge you not to do that to yourself this year.
The only thing that is guaranteed in 2019 is that both good and bad will happen, because that's life—but what you make of it is up to you. 2019 will also hold possibility, potential, opportunity, growth, and hope. Which way are you going to see things?
My hope for you as we enter 2019 is that you will consider what I wrote a couple of weeks ago and thank 2018, in some way, for contributing to who you are today. I also hope that you will greet 2019 with open eyes and open hearts to the possibilities that abound.
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