Who else is singing the rest of this familiar island tune? I love this song. I find it to be not only a summery jam, but also a feel-good anthem. So as I was listening to it as I was running by the ocean yesterday morning, it got me thinking. And this song felt perfect in the spirit of the New Year. It speaks of love and togetherness. And this week, I have been experiencing just that. During an amazing week away with my family, I have been reflecting and thinking about my intentions for this new year and what I am grateful for right now, in this moment.
It is a bit surreal to think that tomorrow, a new year will be upon us. With all that this year has brought, I believe it has made us stronger, more resilient, and it has truly, and perhaps most importantly, showed us all what we must be grateful for. What we have been blessed with the opportunity to be grateful for. Growing up in a large extended family, I have always been used to often being around each other, often. And so, as I sit here, surrounded by family, for what seems like the first time in forever, I am feeling the love that is around me. And as Bob Marley would say, “….is this love, is this love, is this love, that I’m feeling?” Yes, it is.
So…. What is my intention for 2021? Many things come to mind, but I know that many times, simple is often the most powerful. And yesterday while I was running, as the best ideas often come to me then, I thought: my intention for 2021 is to make sure I do not forget the single most important lesson 2020 taught me. And that is: each day, each experience, and each person that I love is a golden blessing and opportunity. A blessing to cherish and an opportunity to lean into life. For all that it is, and all that it can be, at any moment. It’s up to us….it always has been and it always will be.
So I say, Happy New Year! No matter where life takes us this year, may it never let us forget to appreciate this life. Or as Bob Marley would say….
“One love, one heart….let’s get together and be alright”.