It's nearly the new year. 2016 is just around the corner and I can't wait to leap in and see what it has in store for me. I wrote about some of the good things and the changes that 2015 brought with it, so I am keen to see what lies ahead. I'm not usually so positive about where I'm heading, but this year it just feels right to look forward instead of back to what has been and gone.
I loved how it focused on opportunities and experiences. Not on prosperity or getting lots of stuff, but on positive actions and having an attitude that inspires others. When you get to the ripe stage of midlife it would be nice to think that you were living a life that others looked to and thought "I'd like a life like that!"
Love and hope and peace feature in this quote - all vital in living a life that has some resonance to it. Giving love and receiving it back is a huge part of what makes life worth living. Loving with all your heart, embracing challenges, getting out there and living life with a smile is what it's all about for me.
So I'd like to wish this blessing on everyone for 2016 - not that your coffers would be overflowing, but rather that your heart would be. Not that you avoid confrontation, but that you meet different attitudes with a desire to find peace. Not that you play safe and stay the same, but rather that you step out and try something new, meet new friends, visit new places. Life is short and I would wish that we live it by being the best we are capable of being. Happy 2016!