Recently, I celebrated another birthday. And that means it's a good time to be thinking about the year behind and the year ahead.

It was somewhere between the ages of 18 and 22 that I decided I would be grateful for each year. And, I didn't want to become one of those people who are constantly lamenting their age.

Thus, this is my philosophy on aging: 

"Do not regret growing older. It is a privilege denied to many." 
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Like New Year’s Day, birthdays can be another great opportunity to release what no longer serves us and set some intentions for the year.

In the past couple of weeks, I have made several lists. One about all the lessons I learned. Another envisioning what I want.

But what all these lists come down to are these three wishes:

  • Less striving. More living.
  • Less judgment. More acceptance. 
  • Less struggle. More ease.

Now, it's your turn. What do you want to release and what do you want more of this year?