by Sharman J. Monroe
2017 was a year full of events in our lives. Some events we loved, some we just liked and some we could have lived without. We lost some people dear to us and we welcomed new people into our lives.
As a result of these events, we are each a different person than who we were on January 1, 2017. How so? Because all the events we experienced changed us into the person who is reading this message.
Hopefully, the events made you stronger, more courageous, wiser than you were before they happened. If they did, you experienced personal growth. If they didn’t, I invite you to revisit event and reassess them and their effect on you. Now that time has passed, I bet you see them in a different light.
We are all busy running here and there doing holiday stuff. In the midst of it all, take a moment and breathe. Take a moment to reflect on the meaning of the Christmas season—caring for others, valuing others, love.
I challenge you to take a moment and write a quick note, 2-3 sentences, to people you value in your life telling them why you value them, why you love them. Okay, you can text (smh!). Challenge them to do the same for the people in their lives. If you want to share this challenge on social media, use the hashtag #lovechallenge2017. Let’s spread the love!
Merry Christmas to you and your family and friends!