How are you feeling today?
Did you have a good Christmas and New Year celebration?
Ours was good.
But, lest I trigger something in you that gives you the shits, our Christmas and New Years Eve wasn't a perfect image on a Hallmark card...although parts of it were.
Sometimes the holiday season is...kinda ordinary. Maybe even a bit of a let down after all of the build up.
Sometimes the holiday season brings up sadness and grief as we miss loved ones who are no longer with us.
Sometimes we get triggered and upset.
Good and bad. Highs and lows. Extraordinary and ordinary.
This new year I have some wishes for you.
I wish for you to experience more highs than lows.
I wish for you to recognise and cherish the highs when you are experiencing them.
I wish for you to feel nourished and supported when you are experiencing a low by taking good care of yourself.
Last night I watched the early fireworks for New Years Eve with my little family and I breathed it in. We were one of hundreds of other young families down at the beach.
My daughter stroked my face with her sweet little hand as she said, "Pop! Pop!" over and over, both frightened and excited at the same time as she took in the noisy, bright display.
My heart felt full and happy and I remembered again that life is very, very special.
And so are you.
Happy New Year