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  1. Kristen Stahl

    By starting it with prayer and gratitude. By remembering others before self.

    11 months ago
  2. Malag

    Going for a slow walk with a senior dog. It could either be frustrating or could be taking the opportunity the slowness affords in order to see the beautiful detail of the day. That’s my choice.

    11 months ago
  3. MEG

    I cherish this day with a Prayer of gratitude for the blessings in 2021 and by wishing for all beings in 2022, a year of transformation and healing, a Love, Peace and Joy filled New Year. Have a Wonderful and Happy New Year !! 🙏❤️

    11 months ago
  4. mam_gigi

    I need to spend it being present and in the moment rather than dwelling overlong over past sorrows, or worrying over an uncertain future.

    I stay present by going out in nature, doing hands-on activities with my family, and thinking of others and how to help them, instead of dwelling on my own issues.

    11 months ago
  5. d
    db82258

    Stay soft and open

    11 months ago
  6. Dusty Su

    By cherishing my life, year, month, week, day, moment by looking for the novel, miracles, opportunity for love!

    HAPPY NEW YEAR Dear Ones! Thank you for the gratitude companionship this past year.

    11 months ago
  7. d
    dcdeb

    Going about my business without fear and nervous anticipation

    11 months ago
  8. Don Jones

    To bring forth the wisdom – the wisdom of humanity, of our species, is that at our very centre, nearer to you than all else, where you are coming from, what you are looking out of, is not a product of the world but the Origin of the world, the Mystery, call it what you like – Atman-Brahman, or Buddha-Nature, Allah, God, Indwelling Christ, it has many names. That is worth cherishing.

    11 months ago
  9. Mica

    I’m running the dishwasher so as not to have a load of dirty dishes to ‘welcome’ me on Jan 1 2022, and I’m wanting to have my home tidy to welcome the new year.

    11 months ago
  10. Brian

    By filling it with activities focused on meaning, purpose, connection, and care

    11 months ago
  11. Elaine

    As I do every day — with an added dollop of attention to the blessings of 2021 and by letting 2022 know that I intend to love it.

    11 months ago
  12. Carol

    I think of Carrie Newcomer’s poem that was posted on this site a few years ago.:

    Possibilities by Carrie Newcomer

    May you wake with a sense of play,
    An exultation of the possible.
    May you rest without guilt,
    Satisfied at the end of a day well done.
    May all the rough edges be smoothed,
    If to smooth is to heal,
    And the edges be left rough,
    When the unpolished is more true
    And infinitely more interesting.
    May you wear your years like a well-tailored coat
    Or a brave sassy scarf.
    May every year yet to come:
    Be one more bright button
    Sewn on a hat you wear at a tilt.
    May the friendships you’ve sown
    Grow tall as summer corn.
    And the things you’ve left behind,
    Rest quietly in the unchangeable past.
    May you embrace this day,
    Not just as any old day,
    But as this day.
    Your day.
    Held in trust
    By you,
    In a singular place,
    Called now.

    https://gratefulness.org/resource/blessing-prayer-wish-carrie-newcomer-possibility/

    11 months ago
    1. Michele

      I love the first sentence ‘May you wake with a sense of play,’ great start of the poem:)

      11 months ago
    2. LisaBeth

      Thank you for sharing this poem. It has uplifted my outlook for the new year and I’m going to send it to a friend also.

      11 months ago
    3. Barb C

      What. a perfect poem for this question and this day. Thank you for sharing it.

      11 months ago
  13. Anjani

    Its today or never we just have to always remember that.Life is very beautiful, keep cherishing all the little moments that happen every second of your day. Today is the last day of the year, wishing for a better tomorrow is all we can do. SO just live:)
    wishing you happy new year!

    11 months ago
  14. Sherri

    Learn to cherish each day as a gift. Turn off the noise clutter. Turn away from the visual distractions. Breathe in the sense of well being and hope. Know that you are meant to be, in this moment, at this time.

    11 months ago
  15. Marnie Jackson

    Live in the moment and truly enjoy the people/activities that I am doing.

    11 months ago
  16. amacord

    To experience this day, I need to not pay attention to the frustrations I experienced yesterday.. Too often I carry those negative burdens and keep them active in my mind. I will respect this new day and accept what comes my way. I will also be open to surprises.

    11 months ago
  17. Nelson

    Slowing down. Reflecting on this past year. Journaling. Meditating. Vision boarding. Intentionally completing this past year and create what I want for the upcoming year.

    11 months ago
    1. amacord

      good ideas. 2021 had plenty of challenges but there were good things too.

      11 months ago
  18. Avril

    This is a difficult day. Sometimes we rush through those to just “get through”. Even though I’m in a painful place, I’m going to be fully present to everyone I encounter. They are all blessings.

    11 months ago
    1. Michele

      Prayers of strength to you:)

      11 months ago
    2. Anjani

      we are all with you

      11 months ago
    3. amacord

      You are not alone with this Avni. Take care.

      11 months ago
    4. Nelson

      Sending you much love through a difficult time. ❤️

      11 months ago
  19. Cathie

    If I am successful at living in the moment I can continuously cherish the day. And then if I commit an appreciation or appreciations to memory, those moments will create a cherished memory of today.

    11 months ago
  20. EJP

    I will cherish this day by living in the present with an open heart and soul and being truly grateful for my multitude of blessings.

    11 months ago
  21. Maurice Frank

    By noticing the seemingly little, routine, easily overlooked things.

    11 months ago
  22. Michele

    I cherish this day by being off. I work for an awesome company with great benefits. I’ve done my fair share of working different shifts and working holidays so I am enjoying this. My older cat, Hannah, has a vet appt – hoping to find out what is going on with her – she is constantly hungry. She will be 16 in March… Happy New Year’s Eve everyone -be safe.

    11 months ago
  23. Kevin

    A timely question for me today! As grandparents, even though we see our grandchildren regularly, we have a “All Grandkids” sleepover at our house two or three times a year during winter and summer school vacations. We have seven grandchildren, but the youngest, age three, needs to be a bit older before she’ll be okay to spend overnight in a large room from with her six other cousins ranging in age from 10 to 16.

    But, as tiring as it can be for my wife and I, between shopping and preparing food for their stay from mid afternoon until the following afternoon, it’s always a special time which we savor. Even though they all see one another frequently, they come together here year after year and truly seem to look forward to what has become a family tradition, as they all giggle and horse around until the last one conks out around midnight. It’s a time that my wife and know will one day pass into memory, as they grow onward and upward, and we, eventually, will one day feel too old to pull off ourselves. So, we savor and cherish these memorable moments that are unfolding right now before our eyes. As I write while it’s still dark outside, just knowing that six other human lives are sprawled out and asleep on the other side of the house is itself, a thing of wonder to behold.

    By midafternoon, the parents will return and scoop up their kids, and Grampa here, after waving goodbye, will head up the stairs and take a long nap! Mission accomplished.

    11 months ago
    1. Mary Pat

      Oh, Kevin, now wonderful! You and your wife seem to have done everything so perfect! I admire your ways, and just wish I had done more with my brood. I am so glad you did, because it will be passed from generation to generation…how wonderful. Blessings….

      11 months ago
      1. Kevin

        Thanks for the kindness in your words here, Mary Pat. My wife, Betty Ann, and I have been blessed by being able to live with having our entire family all living within 20 minutes of one another which makes many things possible. It is a blessing that we do not take lightly, as we have many friends whose family members are scattered all over the planet. (Although that too, provides different kinds of opportunities that we do not experience as parents and grandparents.) I am fond of the term, “Bloom where you’re planted,” which I, and we, certainly keep trying to do.

        Thank you, Mary Pat, for the joy of your presence and friendship in this space. May that of the Spirit hold you and yours in this very new year.

        11 months ago
    2. Maurice Frank

      Kevin, that’s a beautiful tradition!

      11 months ago
      1. Kevin

        Thank you, Maurice! Happy New Year!

        11 months ago
  24. Mary Pat

    By taking time to pause to be ‘here’ in the day-or moment- instead of thinking about the future, or worse, about the past!
    It is one of my goals for this new year. Prayers needed for this one….it is really difficult for me.

    11 months ago
  25. sunnypatti48317

    I just made a gratitude list of all the wonderful things that happened in 2021. All the things that have led to this last day of the year, where I sit in my home happy and in awe of this beautiful life that I get to live. I’m going to carry this energy to work with me and share the light with everyone as we prepare to step into the new year.

    11 months ago
  26. Christine

    This new day is a gift. I cherish a gift. Every new day has a surprise in it; also a gift.

    11 months ago
    1. Joanne

      I love this so much. Thank you Christine.

      11 months ago

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