Happy New Year!
What a year!
First of all, let me say thank you. If you have been with me this far I am grateful. Today marks 3 full years of blogging EVERY single day. Three years!!! Just another proof point that you can do anything. Really, you can.
So to The Year of 2013 this is what I have to say to you:
Thank you for teaching me the true nature of abundance. I had grand visions of uncovering the amazing secrets of abundance when this year began. Would I discover gold? Win the lottery? Both?
I had a grand scheme to give away a gift a day every single day of 2013.
Turns out, Ms. Abundance, you had a much bigger lesson in store for me.
(By the way I believe abundance is female… I don’t know why but let’s go with it.)
I started the year …giving.
I was inspired by the book 29 Gifts and the promise of abundance by giving something away everyday for a month. Except, in my true Type A personality nature, I vowed to take on 365 days of gifts. (Take that universe!)
Turns out I failed.
First we had a storm.
Not just any storm — a blizzard + hurricane + nor’easter + snowpocalypse.
We were lucky that our house on the beach was still standing since so many neighbors lost so much. (It was a miracle.)
Then, I begged Justin to go to the Boston Marathon with me and we ended up staying home. We never could have imagined what would happen that day.
And then, out of nowhere, a lump in my throat appeared.
Then we moved across the country!
And landed in Oregon!
We grew a garden (with a TON of zucchini!!)
The lump in my throat came out and was benign… woo hoo!!
The Red Sox won the World Series.
We fostered a puppy! And passed the Foster 101 test (by finding her a home).
We partied in Seattle (Pearl Jam 2013) with Lightning Bolts!
And then unwrapped the season with family.
Through it all I have learned so much about abundance.
So maybe my gift-giving scheme didn’t work out the way I planned. But in the end I learned so much about abundance.
Health is the greatest wealth.
Family is a precious resource.
Friends are gold!
Abundance comes from so many things.
And there is nothing more powerful than the heart.
So here’s to 2014. May it be a year full of miracles, love, and abundance!
Cheers to you!