Today is the last day of the year 2014.
An entire 365 days are about to be behind us.
I look out my window here in Kitchener, ON, Canada... it's gently snowing and I'm still in my PJ's drinking my tea. I've asked many people how they are celebrating this evening, and received a slew of answers. What strikes me most on this final exciting day of the year, is that so many people have thoughts focused on the year they are about to put behind them, as if they are glad to slam the door on it. It's like a broken record actually. Each year I ask the same question, and each year people respond by saying they are glad that year is over and hope the next one is better.
It makes you think, doesn't it? Are you slamming a door and hoping? Or, are you reflecting, thanking, celebrating the hidden gems and anticipating new wonderful adventures? Because if you are indeed a door slammer, you are actually focusing your energy on everything that went wrong this year, and that means you're taking it with you into the new one. And I'm sure that's not what people really want.
There is a reason we are blowing horns, throwing confetti, kissing at midnight, and sharing an evening together. WE'RE CELEBRATING. What if you could shift your thoughts to the wonder of a new year before you? What if you could thank all of the seeds you planted in 2014 that will blossom in 2015? What if at 12 midnight, you could release all of your feelings of lack, distrust, revenge, and anger from an entire year, and replace them with trust, abundance, joy, hope, and love? Now that would be a fantastic New Year Resolution.
What are some of the seeds you've planted in 2014? I've planted plenty.
The seeds I've planted list could go on and on. The thing is, you have to recognize the positive events and activities that transpired in the year you are about to say goodbye to, and take the positive energy of that year with you into the new one. Doesn't that sound like a lot more fun? Because if your main focus is to slam a door, I promise you, you'll be opening that door sooner than you want. You just can't yell NO at anything, without it sticking with you. What if you yelled YES instead?
So this New Year's Eve, I'm celebrating! I'm thanking this past 365 days for helping me learn more about who I really am. I'm bowing to it for everything it revealed about what I want, and what I don't want in my life experiences. I'm tipping my hat to all the hidden gems each experience revealed. And then I am turning around and facing the unknown of 2015 with excitement, anticipation, wonder and joy!
How are you celebrating 2014?
Love Coach Catherine