hApPy NeW yEaR!
I’m not sure about you guys, but we’re grateful over here to have made it through this roller coaster of a year with its turbulent ride of big highs and low lows. It has certainly been a year of change, shifting and reprioritizing, individually and collectively. We’ve felt all the feelings, literally all along the spectrum, from day-to-day, minute-to-minute. Allowing ourselves to feel, process and grieve has been incredibly important and healing. Acknowledging and wrestling with the negative emotions allows us to move to the other side, through what’s necessary to learn, transform, grow and see the transit nature of it all.
There is no doubt the struggles have been real, and at times, ugly… like the ugliest, or at least at our house! Despite this, we have found the positives and gifts in this season for our family. For some though, the pain and trauma is enormous, and there isn’t a silver lining. We see and know these people. Supporting where we all are as individuals and holding an enormous amount of compassion, grace and love for others and ourselves is a beautiful antidote to it all. So as we move through and forward into a new year, our hearts are filled with hope! May we not forget any goodness we’ve garnered from this year and carry this forward into the days ahead. May we also focus on being instruments of love and healing in our homes, our communities and in the world.
If you are a reader who enjoys a cocktail (or two!) from time to time, here are some of my favorite well styled bars! Cheers to you, your family and to an extraordinarily bright 2021!!!