Today is the last day of 2016. How will you turn off the lights, close and lock the door on 2016?
Many of us will go to, or watch on TV or the Internet, some type of celebration. Some of us will participate in some type of ritual whether it’s spiritually or religious based, or some other way to mark the passing of one year into the next. Others of us will wait quietly in our homes with friends or loved ones—or by ourselves—as we watch the final ticks of 2016’s clock.
I will spend the day alone in silent contemplation, even as I go about practical tasks such as clearing out those items that no longer serve me, putting the final touches on systems to help me achieve some of my dreams in 2017, and finalizing and archiving files for 2016.
I’ll be reflecting on all the good that came to me in 2016, such as you, Dear Reader, sticking with me—thank you! I’ll even reflect on the “bad stuff”—reflect, not wallow or angst or beat myself up over it. I’ll be grateful for the benefits that were wrapped up in the rough patches, even though at the time I didn’t always see the good. To me, this is the best way to show my gratitude of having had the honor and privilege to live every moment of 2016 when so many I knew did not.
So, at 11:59:59 local time, with deep reverence and profound gratitude, I’ll be turning off the light, closing, and locking the door on 2016.
What will you do?
Your Friend and Pep Pal,