In these last days of 2018 – checking off to-do’s, appointments and commitments – we’re close to finishing up another edition of our daytimer, calendar, online app, whatever method we use to help us stay on course.
As you are starting to log information into your 2019 calendar have you taken time for a look in the rearview mirror? Or is that yet to come on a slower day during the holidays?
Having a look back is a good thing.
When you and I stop and reflect, I think you will agree that our world – both in the universal sense and our own smaller sphere – is a perpetual cycle of beginnings and endings. The Beatles’ classic Hello, Goodbye isn’t a perfect fit for this discussion but its lyrics are few and simple and catchy (just click on the link!). And it’s a theme worth unwrapping a little to get us thinking.
Some things in life just happen – like aging and the next calendar year, death, illness, war, and others. We don’t determine when those doors will be opened or closed.
But in many things- we can decide if, when, how, to say hello and good-bye.
these are just a few examples:
My entrepreneurial spirit has allowed me to say hello and good-bye to business partnerships. Memories and lessons learned through creativity, diligence, frustration and challenge are what I see in that rearview mirror – and also provided a gift I can share with you: a FREE Celebration Recipe e-booklet with healthier, delicious celebration foods (a collection from In Balance colleagues and myself before we disbanded).
Hello and good-bye to something doesn’t necessarily mean a forever thing.
I am excited to be meeting with a childhood friend over the holidays – whom I haven’t seen or communicated with for about fifty years. Gaps and renewals can happen in so many areas.
Picking up beginnings, or closing up endings is participating in life.
Either way – saying good-bye, saying hello – can lead to our growth, adventure, health and healing.
Friends, we were created for vibrant and meaningful lives. Let’s choose to walk our days with joy and confidence saying good-bye and hello.
I would be happy to hear about your beginnings and endings: and don’t forget to access your FREE Celebration Recipe Booklet.
Love and gratitude,
P.S. Whatever stage of life you’re in – my desire is you will be rejuvenated with healthy food, physical movement, living with purpose and joy. If you want to connect with me for a free short chat to help make this happen for you I’m available here or at firstname.lastname@example.org.