I'm not sure if you remember, but at the beginning of December, I mentioned that I would donate 3% of my December income to Family of New Paltz. Well, here we are, December 31st, New Year's Eve, and I've finished my December finances. I'm very excited to say that 3% of my NET income for this month allows me to donate $175.00 to Family of New Paltz / Family of Woodstock. I chose to donate to Family because of the necessary and profound impact it has on the community, year after year.
I would not have been able to make a donation of this size without everyone that came in to see me this month to get on my table, in addition to purchasing gift certificates. For that, I feel a tremendous amount of gratitude. As I look toward tomorrow and the new year ahead, I continue to reflect on a quote from Mahatma Gandhi, “Be the change that you wish to see in the world.” This quote is a question, reflection and inspiration to me, every single day. If it is something that resonates with you, I invite you to hold it in your mind and heart, into 2018 and beyond.
May 2018 bring you authentic happiness beyond your deepest imagination, and challenges that test you to the core of your existence (only if you haven't already had your fill of that). In 2018, I wish for you to see things that you see every day, through the eyes of someone who has never seen it before. May you find new inspiration, and inspire the people in your lives, as well as perfect strangers, to be a positive force in this amazing and challenging thing we call life.
“Each morning we are born again. What we do today is what matters most.” ~ Prince Gautama Siddharta