Truly Powerful People (296)

Join me in inspiring truly powerful people. Each day I will add a new thought, story or idea to support your quest and mine.

We wake this morning to a new year. Last night in Rio people wore all white to the beach. At midnight they walked into the ocean and cleansed themselves of the past and emerged with a clean slate for the New Year. All their burdens were washed away. Then, they danced all night.

In Edinburgh at midnight people opened their front door AND the back door to let the old out and the new in. Then, they shared whiskey and cake with their friends and anyone else who saw that their door was open.

In Spain, people ate 12 grapes during the final 12 seconds of 2011; one grape for each passing second and with each grape they made a wish for 2012. And then they shared wine with their friends.

There are amazing rituals all over the world of welcoming the new after releasing the old. Whatever your ritual, no matter if it is internal and quiet or raucous and lively, stand before the blank canvas of 2012 and ask yourself, “What will I bring to this year?” And have a great time bringing it to your life. I will meet you there.

One Response

  1. a ritual of some wonderful friends, take a picture of the family just before midnight the last of they year and then after midnight the first picture of the family in the new year. Laughter all around, I love how creative we human are.

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