Happy New Year!
We are having a wet start here in Arizona. The blue sky is nowhere to be seen. Sun must be hiding behind those dark clouds, but my eyes are failing to spot even the tiniest glimmer of him this morning. But the gray sky looks alluring with its once in a while appearance.It’s drizzling now. Rain drops are kissing everything in its sight – buildings, trees, leaves, street lights, road, people, cars, everything. Must be fun to gently fall from somewhere so high. Some drops settle where it aim to fall, and some tumble further down and vanish along with the hustle. It is a beautiful scenery.
My word of the year for 2016 was Kind. I believe that I lived up to it. At least I succeeded in being kind to me by limiting my expectations of what I wanted to do last year. I took a break from blogging and didn’t stress out when I couldn’t break the blogging break. I was able to accept the limitations and go with the flow without driving myself crazy even though there were many many tension filled moments. I was kind to me in acknowledging the good life I was blessed with while accepting the obstacles life threw at us. I am hoping that I was kind to others as well. But I know I wasn’t rude to anyone.
2016 was a major year in my life with being pregnant and all. Yet, it did not feel so huge. 2016 will remain as one of the years in my life where things happened just like any other year. I can’t say that it was good or bad because as far as I’m concerned if we can look back with minor scuffs and bruises, that’s a year well lived. And how can I complain about a year which imparted me with so many learnings, which showed me the inner strength in me that I wasn’t aware of, which at the end left me with experiences of one of a kind!
My word of the year 2017 is ENJOY!
Now for 2017 I want to enjoy life without worrying, without overthinking. Enjoy the little moments of joy. Cherish the giggles and laughter. Enjoy the warmth of the bed after a tiring day. Savor every moment, every bit. Appreciate the blessings in my life. Slow down and take the time to be in the moment and just enjoy. And when the life gets rough and throws obstacles, maybe I would enjoy tackling one at a time. I would like to concentrate on the positive notes and appreciate the negative ones for helping me in gathering my inner strength. Now that doesn’t mean that I’m looking forward for a challenging year. Instead, I want to enjoy and savor the moments as they are without tampering them with apprehensions added from my overworking mind.
May you have an enjoyable 2017. 🙂