As we start a new year, it’s easy to focus on goals and resolutions. Can we also take a moment to recognize all we’ve made it through?
Maybe last year you got up on a day you didn’t feel like it, practiced patience, wrestled through anxiety, refused to let fear win, grew stronger, reached out to a friend, chose not to close down your heart forever, put one foot in front of the other, held on to hope, laughed out loud, loved so much it hurt, tried to understand someone different than you, whispered a prayer, became more of who you are and not who everyone else told you to be, embraced imperfection, let the dishes sit in the sink, turned up the music, sang in your kitchen, learned something new, read a book, stayed curious, felt confused, ugly cried, savored dessert, hugged someone hard, didn’t give up.
Those aren’t small things.
They’re big things disguised as ordinary life.
You did better than you think last year.
Cheering You On,
Here are 10 questions for reflection as you begin the new year.
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What’s your unword of the year? Today on More than Small Talk, we share ours, discuss why having an unword is helpful, and talk about how the opposite of your unword can be a way to discover what you really want. Listen in!
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