Finally, it’s here…2016. Yeah!!!!
I am so glad to wave bye-bye to 2015. It was not my favorite year. To try and avoid another 2015, I am actually going to put more thought into visualizing or goal-setting for 2016 (instead of rushing through it like I did last year). So when I read Pam Boyd’s (author/writer) blog post titled, “What to do at the End?” (see below), I thought it a great way to prep for a serious goal-setting session. If you’re going through the process of visualization or goal-setting for the new year, I encourage you to read her message. And if you discover you want more of her “quick inspirations” for a fast-moving world, click here.
Here’s hoping you achieve all of your goals and resolutions for 2016 and beyond.
TWO MINUTE TUNE-UP by Pam Boyd
by Pam Boyd
(At the end of every year, before the new one takes over, I reread my journal to capture moments, highlights, learning points, and the books that made a difference. This poem is about that practice.)
You’d forget most of the days beneath the fallen year
If you hadn’t hidden its massive trunk
For your private excursions into the thick wood
(Where it lies infinitely solemn and still)
To climb up onto it, once again, at its roots
To stand steady and reverently upon its weathered bark
To walk curiously down and
Through its tangled branches
And step deep into its blanketed leaves
All those brilliant, magnificent leaves!
Leaves that would be compost
Darkened and buried so soon after they were gone
You carefully preserved them
For this moment