As I kissed my husband goodbye as he left for work this morning, I brewed my second cup of coffee with a sigh.
Here we are, on a Friday, on the day after Christmas, and he has to go to work for one day.
There should be some sort of law that bridges end of week holidays to the weekend. I guess my head is full of other countries' public holiday sensibilities.
Ok. Rant over.
We had a great day shared with family and friends.
Time with those you love is the best gift of all.
As a teacher, I don't have to work on the days between Christmas and the New Year. I know that I am lucky. because not many have this luxury This time off gives me the opportunity to regroup and mentally prepare for my favorite holiday, New Year's Day.
Whether you're working or not, there are things you can do to transition yourself as the days of 2014 fade into memory.
Reflect on 2014. What brought you smiles? What inspired a desire for change?
What were your greatest blessings? What do you want to learn more about in the new year?
Think of a word for 2015...something to guide your year...like a trait you would like to harness or a theme to ground your choices.
And if you're a resolution maker, consider your goals for the new year as you wipe the slate of 2014 clean.
Think about people who embody traits or lifestyles that you admire and see if there is anything you can glean from these role models.
How lucky we are that we get a new chance every year to create the life we want. We acknowledge this opportunity annually on January 1st, but really, we have that new chance every day.
I hope your holidays have been all you have wanted them to be and that you are looking to 2015 with a spirit of eagerness and optimism.