01/05/2015 11:34 am ET Updated Mar 06, 2015


I was thinking about the start of a new year and all that I need to do.

I need to give up sugar... again.
I need to give up gluten... again.
I need to start exercising... again.
I need to get focused on work... again.
Frankly, it was exhausting me. I grabbed another cookie and sat down to relax.

And then I started thinking about that word... again. It brought to mind my children when they were about 2 to 3 years old. If something grabbed their attention and evoked a strong emotion, inevitably the activity would be followed by an enthusiastic "Again!" They never seemed to tire of it. It was as if it was happening for the first time.

Another lesson, out of the mouth of babes. Again!

What if I, instead of dreading the "again-ness" of it all, was able to celebrate it? What if I could see how the Universe revels in the "again-ness" of it all:

There are sunrises... again
There are sunsets... again
The start of a new day/new week/new month/new year... again
Spring will come... again, followed (again) by summer, fall and winter
Life comes, and life goes... again, and again, and again!
This year, I am choosing to embrace and celebrate the opportunity to do things again! The hellos, the goodbyes, the kisses, the laughter, the sadness, the joy, the things that start off hard and become easy, and those that continue to keep me on my toes. What a delight to have the chance... again... to experience it all!!

Wishing you and yours a new year of joyous "again" moments!