Written by contributing blogger, Sonia Sahota.
I recently found myself reminiscing on the past few years that have flown by in a blink of an eye. I caught myself thinking about all the beautiful friendships I have made, the friends I have lost along the way, and family that I have grown close to. Time flies by and sometimes this realization does not hit you until an event occurs like moving to a new city, starting a new job, or returning from a rejuvenating vacation or even staycation. You never know where you will be in the next year or the next few months, so hold the ones you love close and let them know how much you appreciate them. Life can bring some interesting challenges and rollercoasters. Take the time to let your loved ones know, “Thank you for sticking by me through the best and all of the muddy times,” or “Thank you for always being you and never changing.” Sometimes people forget the importance of just thanking and letting their friends or family know what they mean to them. The love of true friends and family is irreplaceable.
In the next few months, I will be packing up my bags and moving out of my apartment in the heart of Boston to Connecticut. This realization is surreal and it has brought me happiness and joy to think back at all the lovely people I have met that have made my past few years here in Boston a wonderful experience. I have thought about my role models and inspirations in life, my parents and siblings who have taught me how to stand on my own two feet and be an independent woman. I am so thankful for all of you who have been there through thick, thin and the unforgettable moments.
Now I challenge you, make a resolution this year to thank close friends and loved ones, who have changed your life, made an impact or have moved you. It could be as simple as “thank you” or a smile to show your appreciation. Start small. I make a promise to do so, too. This year I will take time to thank everyone (more often) who has made my past few years here in Boston one of the best growing and learning experiences, and those who have always believed in me along this incredible adventure.
Now, how about you?