The end of a year isn’t always easy for a lot of people. We often think about the tough times and the struggles we encountered during the year. The stuff we didnt achieve and the goals we set that never happened. The heartbreaks. The disappointments. The losses.
But life is ALSO filled with moments of beauty. With quiet moments awakening with the sun or waking with the nudge of your kittens head or feeling the skin of the loved one sleeping next to you. It’s the good laugh with a good friend and a much needed hug from someone you love. It’s watching a sunset or a good movie that makes your soul smile. It’s that morning cup of coffee while you’re still in your jammies laying in your comfy bed surrounded by your pets. It’s falling asleep on the sofa and waking with a blanket covering you. It’s hearing your favorite song while driving on an open road with the windows open singing your heart out. It’s the moments when you learn that you’re wiser, stronger and braver than you knew.
You see, there will be tough moments and there will be beautiful moments. There will be laughter and there will be tears. There will be overwhelming feelings of joy that make you feel like your smile is going to burst through your face and moments of incredible sadness where you feel that your heart will never be whole again.
But I assure you, that you will be okay. I assure you that if you say ‘Thank You’ each day for each moment that you are able to draw breath, that when those tough times come a knockin’, you will know…
The beautiful thing about this life is that it is made up of more of these beautiful moments and when you truly pay attention and learn that these are the ones that count, you’ll come to look at the end of each year as another blessing that you’ve been so graciously gifted with.
Happy 2016, my friends!
I love you all and thank you for being one of my beautiful moments!