Hello everyone! It's certainly been an interesting year hasn't it?!
As a year draws to a close, it is our tendency to reflect. We acknowledge our mistakes and applaud our successes; the exercise a catharsis allowing us to move into the coming year with a clean slate. Though necessary to look back and learn from our pasts, it is also imperative that we do not dwell on the past or focus on the future to the point that we do not experience our lives in the present. It is easy to live a fearful, "What if" kind of life, full of hesitation and worry. Don't. In 2016, live fearlessly, ask "What if," and then go and find out.
Here's a little secret about me: I used to have a vlog. In every video I did two things, 1) give a reason that day was the best day ever, and 2) say something I was grateful for that day. Though I've stopped vlogging, a friend and I have recently started making a concious effort to look for something to celebrate each day, deeming the moments our "daily yay." There is a saying "Every day may not be good, but there is something good in every day." As we begin a new year, I encourage you to find the good in every day, to find your own daily yay.
I'm a huge stationary fan, so to me a new year is like a new notepad, full of possibilities. A new day is a blank page waiting to filled. Fill it with a great story, your story. With just a few short hours until 2016, I am challenging you.
I challenge you to embrace each moment, to seize the day, to seek adventure, to be the best you, and of course, to #livepositive. This isn't another resolution to add to your list, this is a challenge, and you know what they say about challenges, "Challenge accepted!" ;)
Until next time...
Happy New Year!