January - An Opportunity to Reflect, Connect and Re-Direct
New year’s greetings! Now that the holidays are over; decorations are packed away; family visitors have come and gone; gifts received and returned - I see January as a gift. It is a great time to reflect on the year past and make plans for 2017. What do you want to accomplish this year? Things to ponder - books you want to read, museums/concerts you want to attend, skills you want to master - cooking - woodworking - knitting... A quiet month that allows the luxury to contemplate.
Another positive/opportunity of January is the chance to connect - read through Christmas cards you received then you might want to write or call dear friends and family. Consider making the effort to meet special people for a meal The bit of extra effort will be beneficial to you and the person with whom you are sharing your time.
I always get excited when January arrives to initiate the re-directing process. Staying in on a cold, gray or rainy day with great music playing and going through the closets, drawers, cabinets of our house. It is such a great time of year to give away things that we don’t need or use anymore. It feels so good to pass on items that could be useful to someone or some charity in need.
January - a time to slow down after all the hustle and bustle of December. Take time to take care of yourself.
We wish you a joyful January as you reflect, connect and re-direct.
Mary, Gretchen, Maria, Laura and Helen