Thursday, January 1, 2009

New Years Letter



Since the year 2001 I have written a letter to myself every New Years to be read the following year.  It is a wonderful, quaint tradition in which I am magically surprised about how "right on" I was the previous year about the direction I felt my life was heading.  I always like to start my letters by saying, "What wonders this new year will hold, if only you knew then what you know now..."  It's kind of like a time capsule of sorts- peering into the future and describing what we see there.  Some of my friends have adopted this tradition and it has been a moving experience for them.  One said, "It was one of the most crazy, life changing, amazing things I have ever done. When I read the letter to myself, I couldn't help but cry.  I had done everything that I had hoped."  

I like to close each letter to myself with ten wishes that I hope for the coming year.  It may be things like; I wish I would become a more peaceful person or I wish that I would look back on this year and be pleased.  These are not so much "goals" (I do write those up every year) but more attributes that I hope when I look back on the passing of a year that I would have amassed into my character.  

This is a wonderful tradition to incorporate in your New Years traditions, and to help spur you on I have designed some fab stationary you can print off to begin your own New Years Letter.  Click Here to enjoy!

Here is a sample of the stationary: 

2 comments:

Fox Family said...

Thats awsome! Love the idea! It was nice to see you guys...wish it was more...like always! Hope you had a Happy New Year and look forward to next time!

Liz Turner said...

I love this idea... This is going to be the best year ever. I believe more than we could imagine!