I spoke with a friend today who told me about her New Year’s eve tradition. At the stroke of midnight (after kissing her loved ones) she bites into something extraordinary. This year it was her favorite chocolate. She wants the first thing she tastes in the year to be totally sweet and delicious. It’s a great affirmation for the coming year.
Another friend of mine hikes somewhere beautiful every New Year’s day. After many years of joining her and her family, I realized they passed this great tradition on to me. Matt and Ben and I hiked this morning, wandered through the trees and pet lots of dogs. Since I am often asleep at midnight (last night was no exception), I treasure my New Year’s day ritual of hiking somewhere beautiful.
What is your ritual for the New Year? Is there something you like to do? something you like to cook? a way you treat yourself?