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  • Writer's pictureSarah M.

Reflecting on My Year of Softening and Setting New Intentions

Basking in the cozy comfort of relaxation, I can't help but celebrate the wonders of being lazy yet content. Throughout this year, I've come to realize that embracing coziness can lead to incredible moments of productivity and fulfillment.

At the start of 2023, I decided to continue my own traditions and abandon the traditional resolutions and adopt a more soulful approach. I chose the word "soften" as my guiding principle for the year. And oh, what a transformative choice it turned out to be! Though there were moments when I veered off course, I discovered the art of gracefully redirecting myself back to the essence of softening.

Reflecting on the past year, my heart brims with gratitude for the marvelous and wonderful experiences life gifted me. From marrying my best friend to embarking on unforgettable travels, I reveled in the extraordinariness of our everyday life.

Softening taught me that life's challenges are mere stepping stones, not insurmountable barriers. It's about navigating through obstacles with a gentle spirit, allowing room for growth, and embracing the strength found in vulnerability.

Now, as the calendar turns toward 2024, I'm filled with excitement about choosing a new word to guide me on my journey. This approach has proven to be a beacon of light, illuminating the path ahead and encouraging me to stay true to myself.

Looking forward to the coming year, I find solace in knowing that coziness and rest are not mere indulgences but essential components of a well-rounded and productive life. By allowing ourselves moments of ease and rejuvenation, we enrich our lives, making space for the miraculous to unfold.

So, I urge you to embrace coziness, to soften your heart and mind, and to approach life with a positive outlook. Amidst life's twists and turns, let's find strength in resilience and discover the joy of blooming authentically.

As I conclude today's reflection, I encourage you to seek out your own word for the upcoming year, an uplifting focal point to embrace life's beauty and possibilities. May the coming days be filled with cozy moments and an unwavering commitment to self-discovery. Here's to a year of growth, love, and the countless wonders that await us on this journey. Happy softening!



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