What is a year?
A collection of time, 12 months, 52 weeks, 365 days, 8,760 hours, 525,600 minutes?
A collection of experiences, holidays, birthdays, seasons, memorable events?
A past by which to measure our accomplishments?
How about all the above. A year is how we measure the passing time and what we’ve done with that time. As children we use time to explore, to learn, to grow. As young adults we use time to test boundaries, to test ourselves, to test where we fit in our view of the world. As adults we use time to gauge what we have yet to accomplish, to mark lost opportunities, to mark how the years have aged us.
A year is also a place holder. It marks the time we should reach the landmarks in our life journey. But is that really the best use of our time. I challenge you to change the way you see and use time. Don’t use it mark the time of, “What Should Be” or “Where Should I Be”. Use time to amass joy, gratitude and moments with the people that bring love and joy into your lives. Be inspired to live in the moment and allow your heart to record time in increments of joy and gratitude.