The following excerpt is from Simple Abundance by Sarah Ban Breathnach.
New Year’s Day. A fresh start. A new chapter in life waiting to be written. New questions to be asked, embraced, and loved. Answers to be discovered and then lived in this transformative year of delight and self-discovery.
Today carve out a quiet interlude for yourself in which to dream, pen in hand. Only dreams give birth to change. What are your hopes for the future as you reflect on the years that have passed? Gradually, as you become curator of your own contentment, you will learn to embrace the gentle yearnings of your heart. But this year instead of resolutions, write down your most private aspirations. Those longings you have kept tucked away until the time seems right. Trust that now is the time. . .
Take a leap of faith and begin this wondrous new year by believing. Believe in yourself. And believe that there is a loving Source —a Sower of Dreams—just waiting to be asked to help you make your dreams come true.