YAY! A brand New Year.
All fresh and exciting and full of possibility.
I always love the break over Christmas and New Year. Very few obligations. No rushing around like crazy people.
The luxury of time.
It’s such a great chance to reflect and think about the year that was, and the year ahead.
These are just a few of the words that have been running through my head when I think about 2015.
Gratitude. This word gets thrown around a lot, but the quality of being thankful should never be underestimated. Every day I want to take time being grateful for all the little things. Health. Happiness. My family. A beautiful life. We can all get so caught in wanting more, never being satisfied or content. I am going to remind my self that I am enough, I have enough and be truly grateful for leading such a blessed and wonderful life.
Memories. I want 2015 to be full of wonderful, magical memories. I recently read a brilliant piece by Maggie Dent ‘Making Memories That Matter‘ and I want that for my girls, lots of beautiful, fun childhood memories.
Time. My time is very precious and I am old enough to choose not to spend time on things that don’t matter or with people who are soul crushers. We all know them. Frenemies. People who appear to be your friend, but make snide comments and leave you feeling a little crushed or bad about yourself. I will always be polite, but I will not tolerate this any longer.
Legacy. One of my closest friends held a gorgeous Christmas brunch and shared that her partner’s Dad had very suddenly passed away. It was so very sad. The world lost so many brilliantly wonderful people in 2014 and my friend started talking about her own legacy and how she wants to be remembered as a good person. We all know people who are negative or shallow or greedy or grumpy or rude. How awful to be remembered like that. We all agreed that we want to be remembered as good people. People who contributed something to this world and gave back. Heart lifters, seeking only to encourage and inspire each other. My very close group of girlfriends are truly amazing people. Two of my friends donated time and hampers to various charities in the lead up to Christmas. Another friend has travelled to Africa in the past with her anaesthetist hubby and donated a week to performing surgery on children. These are my kind of girls. This year I want to be the kind of person that people will remember fondly.
Grace. Recently I’ve really noticed people who are gracious. It’s an incredible quality to have. My parents are incredibly gracious, even when I know they don’t agree with another persons point of view they will still listen, be polite and respectful. I think many of us have forgotten how to be gracious. We’re very quick to offer our own opinion as the only one that matters and dismiss others. Myself included. I will strive to live by grace this year, and also be more gracious with myself.
Here’s to a truly amazing 2015 lovelies!
You might also like to read my hubbys Five Life Lessons.
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What are your words to live by in 2015?0