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  • Writer's pictureTiffany Gonzalez

Reflecting on the Year: Finding Gratitude Amidst the Holiday Rush

It's hard to believe that Christmas is just around the corner, and the holiday season is in full swing. From festive parties to delicious dinners and heartwarming plays, the days leading up to Christmas are often a whirlwind of activity. For some, this time of year is a favorite, filled with twinkling lights, joyful music, and a contagious holiday cheer. However, for others, it can feel like an endless to-do list and a rush to make last-minute purchases.

Regardless of where you find yourself on this spectrum, I invite you to pause amid the hustle and bustle of the season. Take a moment to sit down, reflect, and let gratitude fill your heart for the incredible year you've had and the remarkable accomplishments you've achieved.

In the midst of the holiday chaos, I encourage you to dedicate a few moments each day to simply inhale and exhale. Whether it's a daily practice or a brief pause taken just once this week, giving yourself the gift of mindfulness can be a powerful way to reconnect with the true spirit of the season.

As we approach the dawn of a new year, it's natural to start thinking about our resolutions and goals for 2024. However, before we rush into the future, let's take a collective breath and truly appreciate the blessings we've experienced in 2023. It's been a rollercoaster for some, a challenge for others, and perhaps an overall beautiful ride.

Acknowledging the positives in our lives is the foundation for cultivating abundance in the coming year. So, whether it's the lessons learned, the personal growth achieved, or the cherished moments with loved ones, let's carry these treasures into 2024. By acknowledging the good already present in our lives, we pave the way for even more abundance and joy in the future.

This holiday season, amidst the festivities and the rush, let's make time for gratitude. After all, it's the simple act of acknowledging the positives that can truly make this season, and the year to come, merry and bright.

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