Today's post is inspired by a few questions for #reverb12:
#3: What do you really wish for?
#4: How will you celebrate YOU?
#6: What did you learn?
(I'm going to answer them in reverse order.)
2012 taught me not to take a single moment for granted. A series of very serious family health emergencies that started in 2011 (and lasted up until last month), made it abundantly clear that life is very precious. I have tried to become more actively aware of how I am spending my time, prioritizing, and focusing my energy on the things that are most important to me.
I think that paying attention, and really, truly living (rather than just existing), is the best way I can possibly celebrate myself. I'm slowing down, taking notice, and enjoying the little things so much more now.
I have set many goals of things I hope to accomplish in the coming year, but the things that I really wish for are the health, happiness, and strength that are required to follow though on those intentions and aspirations.