We look to the new year to bestow upon us hope, prosperity and optimism. The 'beginning' seems to imply that there is a lot of work to be done. Winter has arrived and with so many dark hours ahead, it is easy to turn your back on one of the most peaceful times of the year. Make a personal choice to savor the tranquility of the season and let go of eight to five. For this is a trident moment! It is quiet. It is beautiful. And it is fleeting. It is true that there is life beneath the snow. That spring does, in fact, arrive despite the frigid tundra in which we tread. Take the time to listen to the winter clock and hear what he is telling you. You've been making the hard decisions, doing what's best, strategizing to get ahead and talking too much. Take some time to appreciate the life and wonder around you and refocus on the things that bring you the most meaning. If you can't take time, steal it. Use it to recharge, refocus and re-energize. We learn the most and feel the deepest in times of quiet reflection. Go on. Sleep in. Take yourself for a walk. Lay in front of a blazing fire place. Remember when.
Happy New Year.