I love new beginnings and fresh starts. Of course, the new year is obviously the opportunity to focus on new starts. I also enjoy taking the time to review last year's experiences. When I was younger I focused on the year's accomplishments. Now that I'm older I prefer to measure my life in terms of deepened relationships and things I had the opportunity to experience and learn.
I've had so many amazing experiences. When I look back I can't help but feel incredibly grateful. There is value in reflection. There is power in it. Looking at a larger time frame helps me to see that for the most part my life is good.
I'm like everyone else, I have good days and bad days. I have sad days too. But, when I look at a year, the day to day hurts and disappointments don't seem nearly as big as they did in the moment.
Looking back, I am reminded that heartbreaks heal and moments of despair likely will not last. This Year End recap helps me take the time to appreciate my blessings.
Wishing you the cheeriest of New Year's!
Below are the Year in Review cards from prior years.