The New Year is upon us and we all look towards 2012 with different expectations about what it will bring. Some of us will look back at 2011 with sadness, some with relief, some with surprise, and some with happiness, some with contentment.
I came across a great idea by Janet Beckers the other day. She and her family make a celebration board of things that they did, things that happened during the past year that they want to acknowledge and celebrate. I was so impressed that I started looking for coloured pencils and my A3 art pad straight away. I made my celebration board within 20 minutes of watching her video.
It made so much more sense to recognise the good times, actions of which we are proud, events that challenged us and that we accepted, than to ruminate and berate ourselves over what went wrong.
Now, if you have had a read of previous posts you will know that I don’t do New Year resolutions. When I look at my celebration board the best things on there were either totally out of my control (Hello, Emily my new granddaughter!), or things that I didn’t know about until the year progressed, such as the Wealth Dynamics seminar in Bali, the meditation weekend in the mountains… I think there are only 2 items on the board that I was aware of this time last year.
So, as we are about to have a couple of days public holiday, take time to grab some paper and coloured pencils, crayons or even biros and start your celebration board. It’s about you and doesn’t have to be perfect or arty. It’s something to have fun with. If you have children that’s even better as they are a great inspiration with creativity and fun.
To start you of here are a couple of pics of parts of my celebration board.
Remember – it’s about FUN!!!