As the year closes, and a new one waits in line to eagerly take its place, I like to sit and think back.
Sometimes, when great things are happening we are so involved and we miss a lot of it. Its good to take a minute and recall some of those fun moments, even the scary ones too, because they all add to who we are today. Some things we didn't do very well, and wish we could take it back, but we can't. But we get a fresh start every year to do it better this time. And some things we aced, nailed it first try! Its good to remember we can reach our goals. Its good to think about the things we don't like in our lives, and think about what we can do to change them. It's called Reflection. It helps us take an active part in our behavior, and not just run headlong through our life without thought.
its good to know where we are strong, but it helps too, to know where we are weak, so we can improve and be strong. Its something we can do alone, where we are free to be honest about our behavior, and not feel embarrassed. Where we can make plans and have ideas of how this new year can be better. It makes a way for us to do and be better without someone mad or yelling at us. Give it a try. Take a moment and remember what was the best thing this year, and why? What was the worst, and why?
Reflection is a good habit to have. It helps us be our very best.