The last days of 2020 are upon us and oh what a year it has been. There have been many things that have occurred this year. Far too many to list in a single blog and each of us will have our own list of experiences and challenges that have come our way.
The good news (Should you choose to see it this way) is we are about to experience a New Year and a New Beginning! Even though some of the challenges of 2020 will carry forward into 2021 ~ there is hope on the horizon.
One of the things I like to do as the current year comes to a close and a New Year is about to begin, is to look back with gratitude. Even if the events were painful or difficult, there was something in them that created growth, a new awareness or a change for the greater good.
What events, in your experience of 2020 are you able to see through the eyes of Gratitude?
Another practice is to get very clear on the life or spiritual values I will carry forward in the New Year. My practice has been to make a list of words, then narrow it down to my top 3 or 4. For example: Kindness, Compassion, Love, & Joy.
What life or spiritual values will you focus on in 2021?
The turn of a New Year is also a great time to start a new practice. On January 3rd this blog will be shifting to a weekly post with spiritual quotes, affirmations, mini youth lessons, ideas for family conversations at home, video links, book recommendations and more! Each week we will focus on values that support our Centers for Spiritual Living annual theme of Timeless Wisdom, Evolutionary Vision. Our first week will start with the value of Adventure and oh what an adventure is ahead of us all in 2021.
Love and Blessings to you all.