Looking forward to the new year, most of us experience some form of anticipation. We set goals and get excited about our new routines of health and wellness. We promise to do things we have always wanted to do. We clean literal and figurative closets and throw out what is broken, mismatched, or just doesn’t fit anymore. There’s a sense of shedding to make room for growth, to crumple up what is done and start fresh.
We give ourselves permission to start over and do better.
“You should be like a farmer: the day he sows, he is not happy thinking of the future harvest, he is happy to have planted well and to have sown well.” – B.K.S. Iyengar
When I look back on 2015, I am thankful. Thankful for practice. Thankful for family and friends. Thankful for health and happiness. But mostly, I’m thankful for putting in the work. I’m sure the harvest of 2016 will reflect what we planted in 2015. It will be interesting to see what unfolds. But I’m happy to have another year ahead for more planting and sowing. I am happy to have another year ahead to put my head down and work.
Life is good.
Cheers to you all for what you’ve done and what you plan to do. As you look ahead to the new year, I encourage you to also look back at what you’ve done. Be happy to have done well.
Happy New Year!