Moments ago, I posted my bitter feelings about celebrating the New Year. Mostly, I find the holiday to be filled with hypocrisy only because people will wait ALL year for this one special moment. Instead, I try to celebrate the very magic of the "New Year" every day I wake.
That's what New Year's is, you know? A night to reflect on all the past events in review and to make new plans for the future of you and yours. My problem with the holiday is: shouldn't we be reflecting, planning, and celebrating these moments all the time?
(So allow me to do just that.)
This year has been the best yet. Every year, I'm surprised by how the past year has trumped all the ones before it, and I truly think it's because I've found ways to celebrate every moment regardless of how big or small they may have been. Our lives are blessings and I'll treat every moment as a miracle. Every day there are so many things to celebrate: find them.
Looking back, this year has been filled with new and grand adventures like taking a road trip to Florida with my family, hosting a Swedish teenager, and falling in love. But when I reflect on the whole year, it's the small moments that make life that much more precious to me. Quite literally, this blog is titled: "It's the Small things" and now, more than ever, that's applicable.
I could go on and on to list all of the moments from this year, but when I reflect on all the memories I made in 2015, the easiest way I could share them is to show you.
Here it is:
but 2016 will be amazing.
"I have no special talent.