I’m packing to head to my wonderful mom’s house back East. But I wanted to connect with you briefly before I left.

First of all, I want to wish you a very happy New Year. May 2020 be filled with warm and loving connections to your favorite people in the world. 

If 2019 had some grief-filled or disappointing moments, I hope that you are not alone with those feelings and that you have a community of support.

May you find comfort in nature, in the passing of time, and in small moments of kindness or gentleness that find their way to you.

May you feel loved.

Speaking of feeling loved … I want to share with you a very simple and very beautiful idea that Elizabeth Bernstein told me about. I met Elizabeth earlier in the year when she interviewed me for a column she was writing for the Wall Street Journal about connecting with strangers.

I immediately delighted in Elizabeth’s bright, curious energy. We ended up talking about all kinds of things and she happened to mention a ritual she does at New Year’s.

I loved the idea and circled back with her last week to see if we could share it with YOU!

Here’s a link to a 13-minute audio that you will really enjoy. This is all about the New Year’s ritual Elizabeth does every year as a way of offering gratitude and love to everyone in her life.

Please listen and consider making this a tradition for yourself! It doesn’t have to be on New Year’s Eve or New Year’s Day. It can be anytime at the start of January. Or … anytime at all!

If you do this, will you let me know?!

Seek celebration — even in dark corners,
xo Sherry