“Remembering that you are going to die is the best way I know to avoid the trap of thinking you have something to lose. You are already naked. There is no reason not to follow your heart.”

Steve Jobs

A new year brings reflection.

For me, 2012 was a year of continued exploration of the person I had left behind.

2013 is no different save that I am determined to go deeper in exploring my creative self, and what it means to live a life of purpose.

Legacy is still critical – minute by minute, hour by hour, day by day and so on.  And, in case you are wondering, this isn’t about ego. It’s about trying to make a difference.

But all of this pales into insignificance when it comes to my family, my health and the space to think.

                Thank you life 

In the past, I took too much for granted. Time, in particular, held no special meaning beyond the ability to get up each day and, in the pursuit of more, do the same thing over and over. My  life was ruled not by the quality of the experience – as it should have been – but by how much I could squeeze into each day.

No more.

Perhaps this consideration only comes with the passing of years but I am grateful for the opportunity that each day presents, and, in that sense, I no longer see the space in between as a means to an end but the end in itself. After all, we only have this moment.

I know that I have a long way to go in my journey, but, each day, I will find the time to say a quiet blessing of gratitude for everything I am and hold dear to me.

Be grateful. Everything you need is already at hand.

Julian –

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