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Happy Monday, friends. I hope that you had a beautiful weekend. With Thanksgiving behind us and Christmas right around the corner, the time for reflecting is upon us. It’s the perfect time to take stock of all that has happened in the year behind us and all that will come in the year ahead. Today, I am sharing five of the questions that I will personally be using to take stock, reflect, and begin to plan for the coming year. The questions that I am asking myself are:


  1. Out of the many blessings that I received in the last year–what are the 3 things that I am the most grateful for?
  2. Looking back over the things that I accomplished in the last year, which 3 accomplishments am I most proud of? What did it take to accomplish each of these goals?
  3. In what area could I have accomplished more? What were my weaknesses and how can I improve upon them in the year ahead?
  4. What are two major goals that I wish to accomplish in the coming year? What needs to happen in order for me to achieve each of those goals?
  5. What did I learn about loss in the past year? What did I learn about love? How will I live differently in the coming year because of those lessons?


I invite you to join me in answering these questions. I have created a printable PDF that you can download right here. Print it, read it over, and then schedule a time where you can sit down, uninterrupted, and truly reflect on these questions. Take the time to answer them honestly and from your heart. I hope that you will get something beautiful from this practice of reflection.

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