As the new year approaches and everyone gets ready to celebrate the end of this year, I find that sometimes people look too much towards the parties and the fun or to the celebrations of what the new year means. I see people making plans for the new year and deciding what changes they wish to see. But I think one thing is essential, especially because of the kind of years we had. I think it is important not to look at what we desire for the next or look at what changes we need to make. But to look at what we are thankful for from the past year. This is how I see the new year, not something to look at for the future, not something to look at of the past and what we could do the change things. But for me, when the new year comes, I like to look at what I am thankful for.
I am thankful for everything I have learned this past year and for everyone who has helped me. I am thankful for my family and the fact that we have not suffered a loss this past year. I am thankful to be able to do things with my family, even if that means staying home. I am thankful for technology that brings people together who are far apart.
We can be thankful for so much, and looking at what we have allows us to start the new year on the right foot. So my challenge to everyone with the new year approaching would be to not look at what you need to change or what you wish to have in your future year. To not look at all your downfalls or things you didn’t like this past year. But to look at what you are thankful for. That all of what you are thankful for that you bring this into the new year, and just maybe next year you will have more to be thankful for.