Tremendous Gratitude for a Simple New Year's Fresh Start
Monday, January 1, 2018 at 8:05AM
Linda Samuels in Fresh Start, New Year, Seasons, decisions, family, fresh start, friends, gratitude, joy, love, opportunity, organizing, possibilities

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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