December 30 – Gift. This month, gifts and gift-giving can seem inescapable. What’s the most memorable gift, tangible or emotional, you received this year? (Author: Holly Root)The most memorable gift I received this year was a plane ticket to visit my friend Krystal in South Carolina - and spend the weekend just chillin' - except for the Photo Walk in Greenville which was quite an adventure all on its own! I love that Krystal gave me the gift of time with her and the memories that we created.
December 31 – Core Story. What central story is at the core of you, and how do you share it with the world? (Bonus: Consider your reflections from this month. Look through them to discover a thread you may not have noticed until today.) (Author: Molly O’Neill)I think my core story is well described in the words of today's "Simple Abundance" essay. It opens with "...you already possess all the inner wisdom, strength, and creativity needed to make your dreams come true." And goes on to say "At the heart of Simple Abundance is an authentic awakening, one that resonates within your soul: you already possess all you need to be genuinely happy."
My awakening began in 2009 and continued throughout 2010. I know that it will continue on in 2011 and beyond as I continue on this journey called life. And yet I have already awakened enough to know that at the core of me is: believing. seeing. abundance. joy. creativity. gratitude. a giving heart.
What is at the core of you?