I don’t know about you but I like January! I know it can still be bleak, cold and wet and we can be catching up on the financial cost of Christmas but there is something about it that I enjoy. I love the fact that there is a fresh new year ahead – a year that has yet to be touched. A year that is a blank canvas, waiting to be drawn into life. A year in which we can choose how we want it to be. To me that feels pretty exciting.
In previous blogs I have written about writing down your wishes and goals, tuning into what is really important to you, taking action and being proactive to achieve your aspirations. This year will be no different – I will still be writing down what I would like to have in my life and how I would like to be, but I am also acknowledging all the things I have ever had in my life and being grateful and thankful for them. Where I am now is due to what has gone before. Setting out my wishes and desires for this year, will be the things that I will be grateful for at the end of the year.
Everything that comes to us, whether by our own actions, trusting to the Universe, fate or luck, makes us who we are in the present moment and I am truly thankful for who I am and what I have now in this moment.
There is research to show that gratitude increases levels of happiness and longevity of life. We don’t need to learn how to show gratitude, go on courses or buy fancy equipment, all we need is to be aware. We just need to be aware of what we have and have had and be grateful for it. Often the things that we are most grateful for you can’t put a price upon – family, friendship, love, health. We are richer than we think we are!
So for this year, bring into your life all the things you desire, achieve, want but at the same time do not forget to show and bring in gratitude for what you already have.
“Gratitude makes sense of our past, bring peace for today and creates a vision for tomorrow” Melanie Beattie