There’s a secret to happiness. You are born with it. It whispers to you from deep within. But most of the time you can’t hear it. The still, small, voice gets drowned out by the din of life around you. You’ve heard it murmur. You know there must be something you can do to uncover your secret. Something that takes awareness but not hours and hours of effort.
The year turns. You stand on the threshold of a promise. Deep within, you feel a sense of hope – especially if this past year was difficult or sad, held pain or loss. You have a sense that this coming year will be better. This is the gift and the promise of the New Year. And you are right to believe the promise as you cross the threshold into this new chapter of your life.
Comfort and support. These are gifts we offer one another, as human beings. You can offer these gifts at any time because you already have them. They are rooted in your anatomy -- in the depths of your body and your memory. You have a wealth of gifts to offer precisely because they are rooted in your anatomy.
Effort. That’s what it has taken for you to succeed throughout your life. You’ve accomplished an enormous amount in your lifetime. You’ve set goals, worked hard to achieve them, and then set new ones, and worked toward those. And so it goes.