We all have our New Years traditions. My New Years tradition is two fold; it is about gratitude and choice. As I say goodbye to 2011 and usher in 2012, I can’t help but take a moment to reflect and be extremely grateful for all that has happened over the past year. It has been an incredible year for me. I had an engagement, a wedding, and naming ceremony, tons of family and friends in town, healthy babies, time spent with loved ones in Texas, my good health, and a job that I love… too many blessings to count!
Part two of my tradition is about choice. Let me explain. The second part of my New Years tradition started about 14 years ago, when I was at a place in my life where things always seemed to be a struggle. Nothing flowed, making ends meet was an endless challenge, finding the right job was a struggle, my car was always breaking down, I was always in a temporary living situation, I wasn’t living or pursuing my passions, on and on and on. On New Year’s Day of that year, I decided to drive down to the beach. I needed to get away and I thought that some time in nature would be a good way to start the year. As I sat and watched nature flow effortlessly I realized that nature probably didn’t want anything. Nature was always in a constant state of being. It is so simple, yet so profound. I realized that, for the longest time I had been in a state of wanting. I wanted a job that I loved, I wanted more money, I wanted a better car, I wanted a fulfilling relationship, I wanted to be following my passion and I wanted a vacation. The Universe, in its infinite wisdom, was happy to deliver to me just that…. “It seems as though your intention is ’to want’… you are always in a state of wanting, since that is what you intend that is what will be given to you, all the wanting you can handle.”