Happy Holidays Wishes
My wife and I at FreeFinLit101.com. Are wishing you and your family a very Merry Christmas and an Amazing New Year! We feel so privileged to have been able to help you become happier and stronger with your personal money management for the last year. Sometimes “stronger” requires evaluating more than simply the amount of money you’ve saved.
If you have turned on the radio at least once this time of year, you’ve probably hear John Lennon’s “So This is Christmas“. This song seems perpetually stuck in my head this time of year. Two of the stanzas jump out at me,
So this is Christmas
And what have you done
Another year over
And a new one just begun
The line, “…what have you done…” is what caught my attention. What have I done this year? Reflecting on the past before looking forward carries tremendous power. Without reflection, we run the risk of repeating mistakes, or getting stuck in routines that could or should be improved.
As the new year rolls around, there will be plenty of looking forward. Today, however, I encourage you to look back at your 2016. Reflect and think about the ways this year has been truly amazing, the things you are thankful for, and remember to share your blessings with others.