Happy New Year!

Happy New Year! But, wait, what is so different today from yesterday? I still have my cold and I’m overweight. My bank account is the same. My house is still a mess from pulling down holiday decorations and not yet getting them boxed up and to the attic.

The only thing that has changed is an increased attention to savoring life. Instead of eating and running off to the next thing, I will savor my well-prepared food. I will enjoy and savor the clients I have learned to care about and welcome to the fold any new clients who are ready to work with me. As I put away my decorations, I will linger over them, remembering how they came into my life, and blessing the people who are associated with them.

I will reinstate my morning ritual of a gratitude journal, and before I have that first sip of coffee in the morning, I will take a moment to notice its aroma and really enjoy that first sip. I will spend a few extra moments cuddled up to my husband in the mornings before we go our separate ways.

To keep me grounded, I am setting my timer for five times a day and when it goes off, I am going to check in. Am I savoring or squandering my time?

It’s going to be a great year!

Jonda S. Beattie

Professional Organizer


  1. I love all the positive energy I felt when I read this post – as well as your word for the year. Mine for this year is Mindful – I think there's a little overlap there, don't you?

  2. Thanks, Janet. I do think there is overlap between being Mindful and taking time to Savor. It is going to be a wonderful year for both of us.

  3. "Savor" is such a lush word. It goes so far beyond merely enjoying something. Thank you for the reminder to slow down and appreciate what's happening. I'm still working on my word of the year, though BLOOM keeps coming back to me.

  4. Julie, I had the word "blossom" one year and it was the busiest year ever.

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