Happy New Year to all of you!! I don't now about all of you but Joshua and I take the time from about Christmas to New Year's to reflect on the past year. During this time we reflect on all kinds of things. It looks a little bit like this...we start by looking at what we committed to the previous year. Did we do everything we said we wanted to do? Yes...great! What worked? No...Why not? We create a list of all the really cool things we created, our wins, we take time to celebrate our accomplishments....WOO HOO!!! Celebrations could look like having a specialty coffee or maybe a $10 dolphin tour....can you guess by the type of celebrations which ones we each prefer lol :)
This year we were so blessed by friends that decided to fly from Toronto, Canada and Washington DC!!! Usually, it is just Joshua and I sharing this year-end tradition and this year we got to share this process with our friends! It is impossible to explain the exchange of energy we created during this process this year unless you were right here in the bus with us to experience it for yourself!! We celebrated each others wins and accomplishments, started dreaming about what we saw for each other and ourselves for the upcoming year, shared feedback and perspectives....so POWERFUL!!! It was a week of shared brand new experiences, love, laughter, music, support, dreaming and excitement!!! Each one of us gaining clarity and focus on our goals for the coming year.
At the end of this amazing week everyone returned to their homes, lives and jobs. Since then our friends have touched base with us to share their excitement about the energy they took with them and the forward movement, successes they are already experiencing. One friend shared "there is something special about sitting on your couch"...I like to think so too! I know that it has nothing to do with the couch and I feel honored that she felt that way. <3 A few years ago I made a decision that I wanted to leave a legacy and I want people to remember me for all the good I have done in my life, I had no idea what that looked like. We have people share with us all the time that we inspire them. Every time I hear this I am shocked, amazed and humbled they feel that we have impacted their lives because believe me there are plenty of days I do not feel like an inspiration. In fact, there are times I feel like I am failing miserably and yet I still manage to keep going (even when I don't want to). On days like that I usually receive a message of encouragement from a total stranger or a friend that has no idea that I am in the struggle....always in perfect timing. I shared a story with my friend that about six months ago we were down to our last $50, we had bills to pay, no place to stay and I was questioning myself, doubting our journey and asking myself "maybe we just need to stop, find REAL jobs and settle down". We were performing at a senior adult day care center (for contribution) and I was giving it all I had. If you have ever attended one of our shows, you know that when we finish our shows we go into the audience, shake hands, hold hands, talk to each person and get to know each person. During this particular event a gentleman that was throughly enjoying our show, with tears in his eyes, shared with me "God wants you to know, that he loves what you are doing for old people". It is difficult to explain the relief I felt, my heart filled and tears burned my eyes as I thanked him for sharing that with me...it was exactly what I needed to keep going. To this day, I hold onto that moment.
We have so many goals, dreams and visions for our future! I feel renewed, rejuvenated, excited and energized to reach to new levels in our journey. I know I am going to experience the other days where I struggle...these are growing pains as we learn and grow into the next level and I am so grateful for each experience.
Just remember...we enjoy a warm, sunny day more after the cold and rainy ones are over!!!