YEAR IN REVIEW – GRATEFUL FOR YOU!
I have talked about gratitude before – the process of reflecting on the blessings in one’s life and how being grateful for the people, things, and opportunities we have in our lives can be transformative in changing your mindset and helping to realize how far we have come.
The above quote came across my desk this week and seemed like such a fitting time as I was getting ready to write this blog post. In particular, since I am a big believer that the universe provides us the things that we want most as long as we keep our eyes and minds open to the possibilities!!
As I reflected on the things that I am grateful for, as well as the progress that I have made in this past year. It is hard to describe the mixed emotions and feelings I am experiencing. The ups and the downs. The joy and sadness. It is honestly a bit overwhelming, but here is a brief summary of some of my reflections:
- This year I left my 20s behind and entered my 30s.
- This year I officially launched my new business.
- This year I experienced depression and near crippling anxiety.
- This year I worked harder than I ever have in my entire life.
- This year I made and spent more money than I ever have in my entire life.
- This year I made some of the most incredible friendships and connections.
- This year I finally discovered my WHY and my reason for being here on this Earth.
- This year I was able to make a difference in so many people’s lives.
This year I lived.
To say 2019 was one hell of a year is an understatement, but each and everyone of the experiences and opportunities I had was because of the incredible people in my life. My family, my friends, my colleagues and my patients. Each of you has honoured me with your presence and allowed me to be a big or an infinitesimal small part of your life. For that, I am forever grateful. You have all shaped me into the individual I am today so I wanted to take my final blog of 2019 to say Thank You.
THANK YOU for allowing me to be a part of your life and THANK YOU for supporting me in living mine.
I wish each and every one of you the Happiest of Holidays, a Merry Christmas, and a Happy New Year! Be grateful, share your blessings, and give thanks to those that have had an impact in your life!
We got some work to do to top 2019, but we will continue to progress forward. Trudging up the mountain, running the race of life, but always, ALWAYS moving forward. Until next year…..
See you in 2020!
-Dr. Dan Burton