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Great things are not done by impulse, but by a series of small things brought together. And great things are not accidental, but must certainly be willed.

I cannot believe the holiday season is upon us and that the year is almost complete. Despite not loving the holidays, I do love the end of the year. For me, it is a perfect time for reflection. We can take time to look at what we felt went right and wrong throughout the year, how and why we would do things differently and we can begin mapping out what we want for the new year ahead.

Recently, I came across a Vincent van Gogh quote that I wrote down in my journal immediately after reading. It is thought that he wrote the below in a letter to his brother. What amazing advice, right?!?

“Great things are not done by impulse, but by a series of small things brought together. And great things are not accidental, but must certainly be willed.”

So, here we are about to start a new year, most likely, consisting of lengthy to-do and goal lists. As you begin to develop these, keep Vincent’s words in mind and remember the importance of the small things and then its resulting collectiveness. This may be a hard one to use as a mantra, but keeping the sentiment in your mind may help as you move through the transition from 2023 to 2024.

Xo – Laurel

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