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Jan012018

Tremendous Gratitude for a Simple New Year's Fresh Start

We’ve arrived together. It’s the first day of a new year. The possibilities are endless for all of the wonderful encounters, fabulous projects, happy moments, and amazing adventures that can happen in the next 365 days. Opportunity abounds. There’s nothing quite as powerful and exciting about the chance for fresh start or reset. Mostly though, on this first day of the New Year, I am filled with gratitude. I’m grateful for my family and friends, for the change of seasons, for work that I love, and for this beautiful community of sharers.

The past few weeks I’ve had special days with family and friends from large gatherings to intimate dinners to simple phone calls, texts and emails. My heart is full as I think about all the people I love and how much they mean to me.

Today also marks the 25th anniversary of my organizing business, Oh, So Organized! It’s hard to believe that two and a half decades have passed. I’ve had privilege of working with and helping hundreds of clients with their organizing challenges. When I began my business, our daughters were just babies. Now they are young, independent adults making their way in the world. I’ve had the joy of raising our daughters while growing a business. I’ve learned that seeds that we water and nurtured do grow. I’m so very grateful.

Very often people like to pick a “word of the year” that drives their choices and decisions. I don’t always do this, but this year in particular one word is calling to me and it’s gratitude. I don’t know the forms it will take or the paths that it will lead me, but it is the word that I’m choosing to color my year.

Wishing you a happy, healthy, joy-filled, and organized New Year! I am so grateful for you.

What are you thinking about as you begin this year? I’d love to hear your thoughts. Come join the conversation!

 

 

 

 

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Reader Comments (6)

Happy New Year and congratulations to your business anniversary.

My new year is all about simplifying and remembering the important things in my life. And never forgetting to be of service to others not only helps them but also helps me to stay connected to the world.

Peace and prosperity to you this year.

January 1, 2018 | Unregistered CommenterSabrina Quairoli

@Sabrina- Happy New Year wishes to you! Thank you for your message. I love what you shared about simplifying, remembering what's most meaningful, and being of service. What beautiful thoughts to begin this year. I'm so grateful to know you and have you as part of this community of sharers.

January 2, 2018 | Registered CommenterLinda Samuels

Congratulations on 25 years in business... such an amazing accomplishment! My word this year is going to be, "listen." I want to be a better listener when I am in conversations, and then also to just spend more time listening to God and the wisdom of others in my life. Picking one word is simple enough to keep coming back to all year long.

January 2, 2018 | Unregistered CommenterSeana Turner

@Seana- Thank you so much for your good wishes....AND for being part of this community. I LOVE your word of the year: "listen." When our minds are racing ahead, we miss so much. It's a gift you give others when you are able to really listen. Wishing you all the best as you listen- your-way through 2018.

January 2, 2018 | Registered CommenterLinda Samuels

Love your word! It's in my daily thoughts each and every day!

January 6, 2018 | Unregistered CommenterEllen Delap

@Ellen- So much to be grateful for. How wonderful that gratitude is part of your daily experience! I'm grateful for you, my friend.

January 7, 2018 | Registered CommenterLinda Samuels

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