January ūü§Ē

January 2017 I tripped and broke my collar bone which took an entire year to recover and I can’t say I fully have. ¬†The painful event made me depressed and caused me many dark days.

January 2018 I throw out my back, and was not able to move freely for about two weeks.  That is when I  said I officially hate January!

Now it’s easy for me to dwell on those negative events and other situations that were not pleasant ¬†but that would be foolish. ¬†That would mean I stopped living. ¬†You see today January 14th has nothing to do with what happened earlier in the month or the year before. ¬†Instead it’s about the now – I am focusing on this moment right now as I’m sitting in the quiet of my living room, with my family still asleep upstairs and a cup of Zen tea next to me writing my blog.

It is much easier for me to be happy when I stay in the present. ¬†There is no anxiety about yesterday or next year because I’m too busy taking in the moment. ¬†If we stop worrying so much about events that already happened or the ones to come we are going to miss the opportunity to enjoy our life. ¬†Because we can not take back yesterday and we are not guaranteed tomorrow. ¬†So right now, in this moment, I declare my love for January.