What is one thing or more that made you happy in 2009? Write about that time and let yourself feel the happiness again.
I remind myself in a dull day to reflect on SHIFTING MY ATTITUDE...to see what is lovely about my life and at the same time, I keep that aloe soft Kleenex in hand for the sadness and disappointments.
You may have days that are solo vs. calling them days of being alone. As you know, our society doesn't value solitude and what it has to teach us. Winter is an incubation and reflection time. What comforts you? Write it so you have that reminder on a hopeless day.
There is no right way to begin a NEW YEAR. There is a lot of talk about goals. Know who you are and who you aren't and from there, reach for a shift that you want to grow within.
Breathe. I too forget to check in with my body and feel if I am holding my breath. I am reminding myself to take three deep breathes during my day and evening in the hopes I build a new habit.
My compassion and curiosity remain strong for 2010. I wish that for you and your loved ones as well as the practice of LOVING THE LIFE you have right now. Write what you do love about yourself and your life.
Happy, peaceful, healthy New Year to you, my ongoing community of brave hearts, who persevere, held by the beauty of LIFE, our greatest teacher....LIFE!
Take good care and let's celebrate together in 2010 and hold each other's hands when the tears fall.