Happy New Year’s Eve from Blooma!
Last night a friend mentioned that every year on Dec. 31, she thinks of one word to sum up the last year. It’s a way of taking stock of the last year’s events— the good, the challenging, and even the every-day, ordinary moments that may have been either dull or blissful! Maybe it’s a positive word, or maybe it’s not. What would your word be for 2010?
Then this morning, my midwife told me that her personal tradition is to make a fire in her fireplace on New Year’s Eve and make two lists: one of the things she’d like to let go of, and the other of what she would like to invite into her life during the coming year.
As my husband and I are homebound tonight (who on Earth can find a sitter on NYE?), it’s fun to hear about others’ traditions and think about how we want to spend our own evening. Along with enjoying a splash of prosecco + strawberries dipped in dark chocolate, we plan to spend some time being intentional, thoughtful, and grateful. On New Year’s Day, I always do something I’ve never done before. Hmm… what will tomorrow’s first-time adventure bring?
What about you? What personal New Year’s traditions would you like to share?
Oooh, and if you’re still looking for fun New Year’s ideas to entertain the kids, check out the Hip Hip Hooray blog for all kinds of fun tips! My favorite is #9!
Alisa, Sarah & the women of Blooma