As 2014 comes to a close, I’m reflecting on the past year and looking for a glimpse of 2015. I’m happiest when my feet are firmly planted in the present, but endings and beginnings often inspire a little time travel.
Instead of sharing a recap of the year, most popular posts or even my plans for 2015, I want to simply say thank you for being more with less.
Thank you. I’m so grateful.
Thank you for your kindness and encouragement.
It means so much that you express your gratitude when an article resonates, or my work helps you in some way. Your words make me smile and move me to find new ways to help.
Thank you for helping me do better work.
Your responses to this recent survey gave me so much to think about and they are helping me to shape the direction of this blog and other offerings.
Thank you for taking action.
I’ve heard from thousands of you planning to simplify your lives with Project 333, A Simple Year, or the Capsule Kitchen challenge. The best way to start is to start. There isn’t a perfect way, place, or time.
Thank you for your prayers.
When I wrote about our dog Guinness and his cancer diagnosis, you sent your prayers. The prognosis was grim, and we thought we would only have 3-6 months together after his diagnosis and amputation. It’s been more than 7 months and he is happy and strong (and still loves stretching out on the couch). Your prayers worked.
Thank you for giving me space in your inbox and time in your day.
I know your attention is valuable. I’ll never take advantage of that.
Thank you for supporting and inspiring my work.
It’s because of you that I love getting to work every day. I get to be creative, solve problems, connect with awesome people, and share my story.
Thank you for letting go
It’s the hardest thing, but it get’s easier when you identify your real treasures.
Thank you for fighting.
For fighting perfectionism, comparison, and consumerism, and for offering and appreciating your true gifts.
Thank you for connecting.
I’m so grateful for this community, for the people I’ve met, worked with, and fallen in love with. I am surrounded by brilliantly talented, thoughtful, caring people. My cup runneth over.
Thank you for taking care of you.
It is so important for you and everyone around you that you are taking time to heal, giving yourself permission to say no, and giving your body, brain, heart and soul what they need to support a vibrant, beautiful life.