By Laurel-Lea Shannon
Rushing through December—buying gifts, attending Christmas parties and planning family get-togethers—you can find yourself propelled into the New Year without having taken the time to pause for a deep breath to say a grateful “so long” to the year that’s passed.
Before bidding a final adieu to 2011, it’s important to take time to reflect on and appreciate all of the new experiences, the good times and the hard-learned lessons that you’ve had over the past twelve months
Find some time in December to sit quietly, in a place where you won’t be disturbed, maybe with a cup of tea, and reflect on all the things in your life that you are grateful for: your friends and family, your good health (and your bike), the freedom and safety you enjoy, the opportunities you have to pursue your dreams.
Remember your best experiences from 2011: vacations, birthday parties, special times with friends, anniversaries, the best bike rides, and the most beautiful places you visited. Do that and you’ll double your happiness this season. Make it a daily habit and you’ll double your happiness all year.
Merry Christmas, and all the best in the New Year!