Finding the good in the year

Happy New Year. This is the 11th year my husband and I have been answering 6 questions which make us think back over the year’s events. Sometimes things pop up one of us had completely lost site of. Other times we have very different answers to the same question. This year feels a little harder but maybe more important. We lost a brother-in-law who was as unique as he was wonderful. We also lost a friend I had known for more than 30 years. Those kind of events have a way of carrying more power over our memory.

I post these questions most years on social media. One year I felt chastised by a friend because of the hard year she and her family experienced. I offer these questions with only the highest of intentions to bring back a bit of good from the year. You know if now is the best time for you.

I have no recall where I initially saw these questions If someone reads these and can give credit to the source, that’d be wonderful. Here it goes:

  1. What gave you hope this year?
  2. What legacy work did you do? (Open to any action that helped or brought some joy to another, or any action which may have had an impact on something or someone. Don’t feel it needs to be grandiose. Remember the simplest act can cause far reaching ripples.)
  3. What was a moment of surprise or delight?
  4. What was an unexpected gift?
  5. What was a time you loved being in nature?
  6. What was a highlight of the year?

Wishing you a year that finds you smiling more than crying, hopeful more than worried, and is dotted with many moments of joy.

Published by Findyourvoice,findyourjoy

I am a Speech Pathologist by training and trade. Authentic communication is paramount in my life. I am a prolific journaler and aspiring thinker. I am on a journey to find my voice and help others find theirs.

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