A friend emailed last year and reminded me that, the year before, her husband had just undergone his second life-threatening surgery – and this year they are celebrating the holidays in good health and deep gratitude.  What a great reminder that the greatest gift of all is life and the blessings (and challenges) that come with living consciously.

This will be my last blog entry until after the holidays.  As I close out the year – and as we close out this first and challenging decade of the 21st century – there is SO much to be grateful for.   I am grateful for The Power of TED* and the conversations it leads to and the impact it continues to have in my own and others’ lives; for the expanding community of individuals and organizations seeking to live consciously as Creators; for the company of those I am graced to work with – both directly and indirectly.

I look forward to the year ahead with great anticipation and eagerness for the conscious evolution that will continue to emerge.  Thanks for letting me share a bit of my journey with you – and for your sharing your journey with me!

Whatever your faith and/or cultural tradition, may this be a time in which to pause, reflect, and express gratitude.