How Do You Know This Year Has Been Good Or Bad?

 

When I was drawing the heart sign in the starry night in this photo I was just planning to send you off to Christmas & New Year festivities with a big loving hug and a massive thank you for hanging around with me this year and being such an important part of my life.

So get ready, here it comes: BIG LOVING HUG + A MASSIVE THANK YOU ❤

Then I thought to myself, it's never too late to have a good honest conversation with ourselves, especially at this time of year, and the Universe reminded me (just before I hit the send button) of this beautiful story from a book "The Te of Piglet" by Benjamin Hoff.

If you like to reflect on your year when it's drawing to its end just like me...dreaming, visualising and projecting even better, wonderful future in the next year to come, then you're going to love it!

An old man and his son lived in an abandoned fortress on the side of a hill. Their only possession of value was a horse.
One day, the horse ran away. The neighbours came by to offer sympathy. "That's really bad!" they said. "How do you know?" asked the old man.
The next day, the horse returned, bringing with it several wild horses. The old man and his son shut them all inside the gate. The neighbours hurried over. "That's really good!" they said. "How do you know?" asked the old man.
The following day, the son tried riding one of the wild horses, fell off, and broke his leg. The neighbours came around as soon as they heard the news. "That's really bad!" they said. "How do you know?" asked the old man.
The day after that, the army came through, forcing the local young men into service to fight a faraway battle against the northern barbarians. Many of them would never return. But the son couldn't go, because he'd broken his leg.

There you have it, so simple yet powerful, right?

So whether you're wrapping up this year on a good or bad note, make sure you take the first 2016 step with an open heart, loving every bit of what's to come your way...embracing all your lost battles and challenges as much as your victories.

Because how do you know that your today's defeat isn't part of a wonderful masterplan that will lead you to tomorrow's win?

Wishing you the most magical Christmas and love, peace + happiness in 2016...I look forward to catching up with you soon!