That seems to be the consensus from most people I follow on Twitter and also the 3D people I know. It seems the outgoing year was less than kind to many people. It was a year of parents passing, children passing, relationships ending, broken bones, broken hearts, and other general events of suck.
However, this past year was also a year of good things: babies born, weddings, new jobs, new relationships and other events of YAY. And, quite honestly, these things, in both categories, were all experienced by people I know.
I’m not going to pretend this is a “normal” year in review or recap or look back. I am also not going to do a look ahead at all the things I want for the coming year. One would be trite and the other would be presumptive.
What I will say is that while 2010 may have been horrible for so many, and yet so tremendous for so many others, here is my hope for 2011 for all.
I hope for all that the new year is filled with excitement, love, challenge, growth, health, happiness and adventure. I hope each person is I encounter experiences kindness and wonder and some level of bliss.
There will be times when things will be horrible. There will be times when things are beyond wonderful. But, in my opinion, ALL of these events will help each of us to become more full, more well-rounded, better people. We will learn how to better treat each other, and how to treat ourselves. This is my goal for the new year. Based on this post by one of my favorite people on the planet, KINDNESS is my word for the new year. I want people to be kinder – with themselves and with each other.
Please approach the new year gently and kindly. There will still be bad things, and old hurts, but my wish for you and for the planet is to be kind and to have the best, most interesting year possible.
I know I’m going to try to do that.
2011/01/09 at 12:00 pm
I really really love that. 🙂 Kindness, indeed. 🙂
The more I think about it, while there were certainly some good things that happened in my life in 2010, I think it was probably – all around – the worst year I’ve ever had. I’m very much looking forward to 2011, for all of us – I think it can only mean good things!! 🙂
2011/01/03 at 3:01 pm
What a perfectly lovely word. I know it’s something I need to strive for more—for myself and definitely toward others.
Happy New Year!
2011/01/01 at 7:33 pm
That’s a perfect word. May you find kindness within yourself and in others and may you be more fulfilled, joyful and content for it.
Love you lots, one of MY favorite people on the planet. xoxo