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John and Thank You Notes“All endings are a chance to rest, to breathe, to reflect on the conclusion of a journey in preparation for a new one.” – Unknown

“What’s Your New Year’s Resolution?”

I have a feeling this is a question you are going to be asked a lot in the week ahead.

To help you answer this question, in last week’s #AskJohn article I shared my best tips on how to set your goals to live inspired in 2016.

But my friend, before you get caught up in planning your goals for the year ahead, I challenge you take time to reflect on ALL that has occurred in your life in 2015. [Tweet this] | [Share on Facebook].

It’s important to stop and reflect on the moments – big and small, good and bad – that brought you to this day. I’m blessed that in my “job” I get to share my moments – big and small, good and bad – with you in hopes that you can use them as fuel to live inspired in your life, too.

During 2015, I shared them through 48 blogs, speaking at 113 events for clients, recording 52 episodes of my vlog, and countless conversations we’ve had on Facebook and Twitter. I’m not so excited about the numbers but I am absolute ON FIRE at the thought of how each of you used what I shared to live inspired every day.

As 2015 draws to a close, I’d like to take a moment to highlight the blogs, posts and videos that you’ve been most excited – whether entertaining, inspirational, or even controversial, these are the pieces that you displayed (through likes, shares and comments) spoke to you and your lives, and I’m so grateful to have received your feedback.

 

TOP 3 BLOG POSTS

How to Whisper Entitlement

HOW TO SILENCE THE WHISPER OF ENTITLEMENT
Posted March 9, 2015
“Man is not, by nature, deserving of all that he wants. When we think that we are automatically entitled to something, that is when we start walking all over others to get it.” – C. Jami [READ MORE]

Power of a Hug

THE POWER OF A HUG (50 YEARS LATER)
Posted April 13, 2015
“I have learned that there is more power in a good strong hug than in a thousand meaningful words.” – Ann Hood [READ MORE]

Pour Out Your Soda

POUR OUT YOUR SODA
Posted August 24, 2015
“Sometimes what is most obvious in others is the hardest to see in ourselves.” [READ MORE]

 

Top 3 Vlogs

Vlog #8 It's Only 10 Seconds

Today my vlog explores the idea that “meaningful silence is more important than meaningless words.” Watch this video, accept the challenge and get inspired to appreciate meaningful silence. [VIEW VLOG]

Vlog #19 It Is Heaven

Today — I challenge you to realize that “it” is heaven — IF you’re looking for it…So frequently the things we love most, are what we most take for granted. Take a minute to watch this video, realize the glory in this moment and start your day right. [VIEW VLOG]

Vlog #42 Be Overwhelmed

Last week I met with a friend who is OVERWHELMED. With life. Work. Kids. Marriage. EVERYTHING. Today’s Live Inspired Vlog is in honor of that friend, and ALL of us who feel a bit overwhelmed today. Take a moment to watch this video and be reminded of the majesty present in this very moment. [VIEW VLOG]

 

Top 3 Facebook Posts

March 12 Facebook Post

May 21 Facebook Post

August 5 Facebook Post

 

Top 3 Tweets

December 2 Tweet

May 11 Tweet

March 12 Tweet

 

My friend, thanks for living inspired with me in 2015. Now, let’s get excited for 2016.

After all, the best is yet to come.

Did you have a favorite blog, vlog, Facebook post or tweet that didn’t make the list? Share your favorites in in the comments below.

1 reply on “Every Ending is a New Beginning”

Thank you John O Leary for starting out my Monday’s in an inspirational way! I always share your messages with my husband and daughters too. You have encouraged us and inspired us all year long. Thanks so much. God bless you and your precious famy! Looking forward to 2016!

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