So much has happened! As I take a look back to a year from now...
Many things grow and mature in a year. Moments become memories. You meet new people, leave some. You learn new things, let go of some. You find new hobbies, forget some.
You are done with few goals, some still undone. You find yourself a little more, leaving behind the old soul.
As a new year comes in, we all make resolutions. We celebrate new goals and commitments.
But how often do we sit down to appraise the beautiful journey that we have been on? Seldom, isn't it?
So today, instead of starting the new year right and planning to get better, let us all remember our one-year younger self. I am sure you have a lot to say to her.
This year, for me, has been a year of SHIFT. The biggest shift was in connection with myself. Towards the start of the year, life was a mess. There was a void in me that needed to fill up.
So every little distraction seemed attractive but not engaging. Emotions had control over me. I lost that relationship with myself. Tired of feeling empty, I decided to change.
Today, I feel whole again!
Well, nothing changed miraculously. It started with a "practice" of feeling gratitude for everything that I had, even though I did not feel it most days.
It was just ten mins that I dedicated to myself every night before sleep to be thankful for all that happened and that did not. The rest is unknown.
I don't remember how and when it became a part of me. It comes to me naturally today! I feel grateful to everything and everyone around me. I mean it.
So, here's what I have to say to my one-year younger self :
"Relax. Look around. You have so much to celebrate. You have come a long way already. Cheers to that! "
Its time for you to ask that BIG question :
What would you say to your one-year younger self?