As I waited for my latest book “Kurashi at Home” to publish earlier this month, I found myself reflecting on the many gifts of the last year. To put your words into print is a profound and humbling experience. Each time I finish a writing project, I’m filled with gratitude for those who encouraged me to take this journey.
I couldn’t have written “Kurashi at Home” without the KonMari community. I feel so fortunate to spend my life doing what I love, and I owe that to the love and support you’ve shown for me, my family and the KonMari Method™.
As I write this, I’m looking ahead to the holidays and New Year’s celebrations, which we’ll be spending in Japan with our extended family. That, too, fills me with gratitude!
In the coming weeks, I plan to cook some of our favorite meals, read stories to our children and spend a few quiet hours meditating on what I’d like to do in the new year. For me, this time of year is an opportunity to both slow down and imagine new possibilities — and I wouldn’t have it any other way!
I hope you, too, have plans to gather with those you love, and I encourage you to make some time to look back on all that you’ve accomplished this year. Perhaps burn some incense to give thanks for any gifts the last year brought you — however beautiful, complicated, big or small. I often find that joy-sparking gifts come in unexpected forms.
I am so thankful for this community and your support. I wish you and yours a joyful holiday season.
In Lasting Gratitude,