So, it's my favorite time of the year, the Christmas Holiday Season! Besides getting a break from work to spend time with family and friends, it is my primary season of reflection. As I prepare for the New Year, I am much more introspective and I get more perspective and resolve to make the approaching year the best I have ever lived. This year is no different. I am excited about embarking upon becoming more physically fit, putting the finishing touches on and publishing my first book, and travelling to places I've always wanted to visit. The goal is that each year gets better than the year before.
If I had to come up with a theme for this blog, I would call it "This is Your Season." Just as the Holidays are a special season to commemorate the birth of Christ and to bring in a fresh new year, it is also a time to enjoy, reflect upon, celebrate, and recreate YOU! It's a time to make plans, assess the execution of the plans you made in the past, recharge, forgive, love, laugh, reconnect with dreams and people. While making the Holidays festive, take the time to enjoy and fully experience the only life you have to live--your own! Then, reflect on how you can enjoy it even more with decisions and purposeful action! Go inward some and make this your personal season.
There's nothing deep in this first blog. Just make this Holiday special by making it your own. Reflect this year on how you can maximize your life. I've come to understand that every moment is precious and you do not get "do overs." Set your course to fulfill every dream, reach every goal, and be the person you want to be (within the restraints of your budget and faith...) As you commemorate the birth of Christ and the life He came into the world to give, make sure you are living your best life with no regrets, minimal stress and heartache, fulfilling relationships, rewarding occupational pursuits, and helping others do the same. Have a wonderful day and great Holiday season!