Thank you for 2016. For being part of Path for Life. Thank you for being curious, for wanting to learn and grow. And thank you for letting me be a part of your journey.
Change is difficult for many of us. We want it and we are scared of it. There is something about New Year that stands for change and personally it always gets me really excited. It gets me excited, because I am the one deciding what change I want to work on and for.
It is a time to look forward to what we want to bring forth in our lives and a time to actively choose what we want to leave behind. To appreciate what we have learned, what is not working, and even what is perhaps still working, but is no longer needed.
Life is about change. Change is a given. It is the essence of life, yet how often do we change “with purpose”?
New Year is about that change with purpose. It is about saying; this is what I want to work on, learn, grow, and achieve in the new year. It is about goals and commitment to a year of …. Well what is your year going to be about? What is your “word” for the new year? The essence that you want to be the core of your next year?
What we leave behind.
The idea of saying thank you to what was, is huge. There is so much we want to leave behind (an old habit for example) because it no longer works for us. But are we willing to say thank you? To have gratitude for the lessons? To see how it has helped us learn more about what we want and how we can achieve it, even if we did not succeed yet?
My life has been a long list of mistakes and failures, but the thing is… I don’t think of it that way. I think of each and everyone one of them as something I tried and it did not work the way I tried or it did not work out the way I had hope for. But I look back at all of my mistakes, (and my successes), as lessons. Lessons that grow me and guide me for what is next.
Today and tomorrow.
Between today and tomorrow there is really just time. The same time as there always is. We actually always begin something anew. In every moment we have the opportunity to change. It depends on how we perceive life, time and our own actions of course. In every moment, we have the opportunity to make choices that change our future even though we are often completely mindless about how powerful a choice is.
But this time of year completes a cycle. Personally I think of each year as having a focus. Something I want to work on and work for. Something I put my attention on as part of my daily intention. But please remember; everything is a process.
We change in steps.
Stop the overnight expectations. Stop the resolutions. Think about the changes you want to work on for the year ahead. Something that matters enough that it will fill this next year with love, health, joy and growth.
Wishing you a very lovely New Year’s Eve.
Cacao Drink (adult chocolate milk)
3/4 cup of unsweetened coconut milk
3/4 cup of oat milk
2 tablespoons of raw unsweetened cacao powder
1 whole star of anise
4 whole coffee beans
1 tablespoon of maple syrup
4 ice cubes
And you can add a dash of cognac if you want.
Put everything in a blender and blend away. Pour it in a lovely glass, and serve it up with love and smiles, well wishes and all the best for the year to come.