Turning a new page.
Beginnings make us reflect on where we've been and where we are and where we are headed. In the past, I've always wanted to find a word or theme for the the new year, and most years, by April, I've forgotten what that might be. But there are themes that have stayed consistent for me in the past decade or so...themes like love, gratitude, acceptance, inclusion, caring, compassion, books, minimalism, simplicity, faith.
And coffee. We must not forget coffee.
To start this year, I'm reading The Book of Joy by The Dalai Lama and Archbishop Desmond Tutu, with Douglas Abrams. It's fantastic, and it's a sure bet that you'll find thoughts on that book here in the coming months. To start this year, I'm drawing on a quotation from the Dalai Lama.
So the challenge is this: how can I be more of a peacemaker, healer, restorer, storyteller, and lover?
I like challenges. I'm already working on this one. And I'm feeling optimistic.
Are you with me?
What challenges are you working on this year? What sort of person do you want to grow toward this year?