Sometimes, around the holidays, people say, “This has been a tough year,” or “This has been a really challenging year.”
Have you been challenged this year?
Difficulties facilitate growth. Rejection is redirection. Challenges create change.
This year, if you’ve had difficulties, try saying, “I have grown a lot this year. I have learned a lot this year. This has been a year of tremendous growth and insight.”
Every day can be a good day.
Every year can be a good year.
Sometimes it is a challenge to calm your mind. To slow your breathing. To return to the present instead of mining in the past or fearing the future.
Challenges create change. Try to stay present today as you give thanks. And then cultivate that practice as often as possible.
Grateful, thankful, happy holiday reader: Thank you for reading. Thank you for practicing the art of staying present. Thank you for growing. Thank you for changing. Thank you for all you do to care for yourself and others.
This is a beautiful moment. This is a great day. This has been an amazing year. These are times of growth and insight.
Happy Thanksgiving. Loving you out there. XO