a trouble-free time where you’re surrounded by the love of friends and/or family.
This image features a few lines from my favorite Christmas song — Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas. I love it because in addition to the well wishes and typical sentimentality of this time of year, it’s nostalgic and forward-thinking.
“Through the years we all will be together, if the fates allow.”
As we mark the close of one year and one just beginning, I always take a moment — usually in a candle-lit room (no fireplace here in Florida) with glass of cabernet — and I reflect on the past year.
These are just a few of the things that enter my mind:
- Where was I this time last year?
- What were my challenges at that time?
- What was I hoping to accomplish for this year that just past?
- How have I changed?
- What have I learned?
- Is the lesson over? Or will it continue?
I make a living showing organization’s how to tell their story. Since every story needs a beginning, middle and end, taking the time to review the past year — like the struggles you’ve faced or the wins you’ve had — is a way to gather content for your story and continue to grow. If you’re shaking me off, try the video below for inspiration.
This song puts me in a reflective mood every time. Even if you don’t celebrate Christmas, you can appreciate the nostalgia of the song and of course, the velvet pipes of good ole Frank. Enjoy!