This is a Time for Kind Sight

As we come to the end of the year, it’s natural to reflect on the year that has gone by, as well as to look forward to the new year ahead. This is a time for “kind sight” once again.looking backBelow are two journalling exercises to explore, now that the rush of the Holidays is over. I like to think of this as a Middle Ground pause. A time for being present, reflecting and allowing your inner wisdom to inspire you for whatever comes next.

Take a few moments to let yourself get settled and comfortable. Start by reflecting with “kind sight”on the past year. “Kind sight” means being kind to yourself, instead of being critical or judging. With “kind sight” we are able to see mistakes as lessons, and life’s challenges as times of resiliency and personal growth. 

Ask yourself the following questions and write down your answers:

Looking back on 2019…

  • What was a highlight?
  • What was a lowlight?
  • What was a surprise?
  • What do I feel proud of?
  • What do I feel grateful for?
  • What did I learn (or am still learning) from either the highlights or lowlights?

    Some people do a month by month reflection, while others evaluate important areas in their lives. (For example – career, family, health, hobbies, learning, contribution, spirituality, travel, environment, self-care, personal growth)

Once you’ve reflected on 2019, write a Future Gratitude Letter:

letter to myselfThis is a letter to yourself written a year in advance, describing all the things that you are grateful for during the year. Start with the date December 31 2019 and address it to yourself.
Include who you’ve become and what you now have or are moving towards.  Be careful not to include anything that feels like a “have to” goal or something that you “should” achieve.

This is a letter of “kind sight” for the year ahead. The key is in the energy.  If your energy feels uplifted when you think about the things you’re grateful for in a year’s time, then you are tapping into your own passion and inner wisdom.
This can be a revealing and inspiring process, letting the creative juices and intention begin it’s journey.

78 thoughts on “This is a Time for Kind Sight

  1. We really don’t do enough of this. We may think about your 6 questions/points, but don’t write or verbalize the answers. It should be a daily/monthly/yearly habit of your choice. 🙂

    (Do you think a monthly email to myself might work? 😉 )

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  2. Last year, when I was ill, I quit writing the journal I’d been keeping and never got back to it. I love your “kind sight” concept, Val, and it’s just what I need to start again. Thank you!

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  4. Good suggestions, Val! I do try to look forward and backward at this time of year. Sadly, I don’t always set those goals and reflect as suggested but I do try. Staying positive is always the best middle ground. Cheers to past, present and future!

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  5. Wow! Beautiful idea: kind sight. Thank you so much. I just closed my eyes and used your questions to review my past year (which I hadn’t done yet because it had ended with a bad break up) and was met with some lovely surprises that moved me to tears – mostly thoughts about my wonderful teenage son who I’m so very proud of and grateful for. And as well…my own courage and resiliency because while the year ended sadly, this year started with me knowing I can and will go on! Thanks for the reminder to check in with my heart. I’m going to do the letter to myself next!

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  6. Really enjoyed this, thank you 🙂 I have just started posting and would love to hear your thoughts, I have a huge passion for sharing information and at the moment I’m focusing on our potential as human beings and the power we hold but don’t realise. Anyway, thanks for the read.
    Love and light

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  7. Thank you, Val, for this reminder. So much has happened this past year and to put onto paper all of it, and what occurred as a result, is I feel very important for me to do. I’m not sure where I am heading right now as I am still putting major pieces back together after the Great Upheaval of my life. Yet this I do know. Peace as I once experienced years ago but on a deeper level, is manifesting. The time of my life I am referring to is before Great Strife entered my life in order to chip away all that no longer benefited me for my Highest Good. May 2018 be your best year yet and may you experience Peace beyond Understanding. Much Love to you. 💞

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    • Thank you Jet. Being kind with ourselves and towards others is something the world definitely needs. Wishing you al the best for the New Year! Thank you for being a part of this special WP community and sharing your wisdom and Athena’s images along the way 💛

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  8. Oh wow, Val! Kind sight! Just a mere few days ago, someone said of me, “You are always so kind.” And here you are encouraging all who read this, to be kind not only to themselves, which is always first, but to others as well. Great post and great insights!! Happy New Year!! xo

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  9. Val, this is a brilliant idea. In fact, if you don’t mind, I’d like to share it with my Friday Creative Writing class that I teach – what a wonderful way to start our writing year together. THANK YOU, and Happy 2020 to you.

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  10. What a wonderful practice. I definitely discovered the greatest blessings this past year in the hardest tasks, a willingness to do them and gratitude for having the opportunity. I’ll take a few moments later to reflect. Have a Happy New Year, Val, full of tranquility, adventure, and gratefulness.

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